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The most unconventional ones have been the remains of a significant carnivorous dinosaur belonging to the Megaraptoridae family.
The experts uncovered vertebrae, ribs and element of what would have been the dinosaur’s chest and shoulder girdle.
The fossils they discovered belonged to a specimen measuring somewhere around 10m (33ft) in length, a single of the biggest of the Megaraptoridae identified so much.
In a statement [in Spanish], the workforce stated that the stays day back 70 million several years – in direction of the end of “the age of the dinosaurs”.
Fernando Novas instructed Reuters information agency that “this new megaraptor that we now have to examine would be one of the past associates of this group” before the dinosaurs became extinct.
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What did it search like?
The megaraptor experienced extensive, muscular arms with sickle-like claws and a very long tail which furnished it with stability.
Slimmer and a lot more agile than the T. rex it is thought to have utilized its arms and claws somewhat than its jaw as its major weapon when hunting its prey.
“It had strong and elongated legs which allowed it to just take major methods,” palaeontologist Aranciaga Rolando reported.
The scientists from the Purely natural Sciences Museum think it would have utilized its velocity to hunt ornithopods, plant-taking in dinosaurs which walked on two legs.