One group paleontologists found in the south Brazil as described dinosaur from the academic sources, starting from the analysis of three fully-developed skeletons of the longest neck in the world.
Description of new species dinosaur Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) have published the latest issue of the Biology Letters scientific journal.
A new dinosaur, which was baptized as the "Macrocollum itaquii" and the species of Sauropods, is described in the skeleton of three full-fledged excavations from Triassic seeds in Agudo, in the interior of Rio Grande do Sul in 2013. South of Brazil and Argentina and Uruguay.
Long neckline dinosaur
"In addition to being well-connected and well-preserved, materials are the first record of the full skeleton of dinosaurs in Brazil," UFSM representatives told EFE.
The main characteristic of the new species with a long neck about 3.5 meters in length. This description includes Macrocollum itaquii among the dinosaurs of the sauropod, such as Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus.
According to the authors of the scientific description, Brazil This is one of the oldest in the world, because the rocks derived from them are 225 million tons. It was a year before, from Mesozoic era.
This is a time that we know little about dinosaurs, Because of it excavation much older and younger, the period when dinosaurs dominated the entire planet.
According to researchers, this is stomatology a new kind of attack and its long neck allowed to reach the highest plants that were not accessible to other animals at that time.
Comparative analysis of the anatomy of other saiga-pop dinosaurs found in Rio Grande do Sul, researchers concluded that the neck was prolonged to the extent that the group developed the herb diet, almost twice as much.
The name of the new species is Marcollos, a long neck and a reference to the key description of one of the authors of the "Center for Paleontological Research in the Fourth Colony", José Giardinio Mahado Intai. fossils will be preserved.
(With EFE info)