In the Gobi desert found the skeleton of a sauropod

В пустыне Гоби нашли скелет зауропода

A group of Japanese and Mongolian scientists in the joint research on the territory of the Gobi desert discovered the bones of a large dinosaur. This was reported by the Agency Jiji. According to experts, the remains belong to a herbivorous dinosaur of the sauropod, and lived 70 million years ago.

According to experts, found the bones with a high probability belong to the sauropods, and their age reaches 70 million years. These herbivorous dinosaurs lived in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods on all continents. Their length can exceed 20 m, and the weight ranged from 15 to 30 tons. They could easily survive in dry climates and other extreme conditions, according to TASS.

Among the bones found are the main hip and the tail part of the skeleton, including a large femur with a length of 1.55 m. Scientists say that this is one of the largest specimens found in this region during the excavation of the soil layer corresponding to the late Cretaceous period.

During the expedition they were able to find fossilized footprint of a bipedal herbivorous dinosaur belonging to the order of ornithopoda. Its dimensions are 86 to 115 cm, which is close to record figures in the history of the excavation. In this case, the dinosaur was probably a pretty close representative of his party and reached a length of 17 m – 5 m more than the famous carnivore Tyrannosaurus.

Earlier this year, a research group from the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, presented a skeleton of a dinosaur from the family of hadrosaurid, which, in their representations, is the most holistic in the country. In total it consists of 157 bones.

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