Skip to comments.Rare dinosaur discovery in EGYPT could signal more finds
Posted on 02/06/2018 9:05:27 AM PST by Red Badger
MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypts Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isnt a mummy its a dinosaur.
Researchers from Mansoura University in the countrys Nile Delta discovered the new species of long-necked herbivore, which is around the size of a city bus, and it could be just the tip of the sand dune for other desert dinosaur discoveries.
As in any ecosystem, if we went to the jungle well find a lion and a giraffe. So we found the giraffe, wheres the lion? said Hesham Sallam, leader of the excavation team and head of the universitys Center for Vertebrate Paleontology.
Sallam, along with four Egyptian and five American researchers, authored an article in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution published Jan. 29 announcing the discovery.
Experts say the find is a landmark one that could shed light on a particularly obscure period of history for the African continent, roughly the 30 million years before dinosaurs went extinct, between 70 and 80 million years ago.
Named Mansourasaurus Shahinae after the teams university and for one of the paleontology departments founders, the find is the only dinosaur from that period to have been discovered in Africa, and it may even be an undiscovered genus.
In the article the authors say the teams findings counter hypotheses that dinosaur faunas of the African mainland were completely isolated during the late Mesozoic period. That is, previous theories were that Africas dinosaurs during that time existed as if on an island and developed independently from their northern cousins.
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Egyptian Dinosaur PinGGG!.................
Thanks Red Badger.
Oh somebody please photoshop a sphinx-like head pieco on a dinosaur.
It’s not my fault.
They were supposed to be better hidden.
Dang Glowbull Warming!...................
Thanks for posting this.
I wonder......did the dinosaurs 'Walk like an Egyptian'?...................
I hear the mummy’s are keeping it under wraps.
It consumed them like Pringles!
The Vertebrate Paleontologists better have armed guards protecting the stuff.
When are the Egyptian and other koranimals going to start stealing the artifacts, or the koranimal ISIS/ISIL killer two legged animals blowing them up?
Let me get some popcorn and make myself comfortable...
Let my people go, baby!
IIRC, the Egyptian army provides security over antiquities digs.................
I wonder if there’s a lot of fossils under the sands.......................
The koranimal egyptians have taken the lead from Russian "Science."
Their science consists ALWAYS of bodies in the background using microscopes and other instruments without the slightest clue of how to use them.
They stopped posting videos because the morons realized that microscopes and other science instruments with "lots of dials" and switches are not operated like video games...
A distinction without a difference!
Historically, they are the most efficient and successful robbers of all...
Egypt was known as the "house of bondage". Ergo Egypt's "western desert" = Edom (Galut Edom).
dinosaur:Obsolete bones, discovered in Egypt no less. 'Everyone knows' that dinosaurs have gone extinct.
one that is impractically large, out-of-date, or obsolete
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