Mon 29-08-2022 23:49 PM
POMBAL, PORTUGAL, August 29, 2022 (WAM) — Paleontologists are working in their Portuguese backyard to unearth the largest dinosaur fossil ever discovered in Europe, says the University of Lisbon. researchers said.
The fossilized remains of a dinosaur were first discovered in 2017 by a property owner in the central Portuguese city of Pombal during construction, according to a Reuters report.
Earlier this month, paleontologists from Spain and Portugal worked on site to unearth what they estimate to be a dinosaur that was about 25 meters long and lived about 145 million years ago. said the university’s science department.
The skeleton belonged to the Sauropoda – a group of four-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs characterized by long necks and tails, the researchers said.
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