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New Sauropod Dinosaur Unveiled: Lingwulong shenqi (1 Viewer)


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New Sauropod Dinosaur Unveiled: Lingwulong shenqi | Paleontology | Sci-News.com

Fossils of a diplodocoid sauropod dinosaur unearthed more than a decade ago in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China, have been recognized as belonging to a new species.

Lingwulong shenqi, which lived approximately 174 million years ago (Middle Jurassic epoch), is the earliest known example of a type of sauropod dinosaur called a neosauropod.

Sauropod dinosaurs originated around 200 million years ago, but they only started to dominate terrestrial ecosystems by developing gigantic body size and new adaptations for obtaining and processing plant food.
The occurrence of Diplodocus-like sauropods in East Asia is causing paleontologists to rethink sauropod evolution & distribution, making this a significant discovery.

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