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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:31 PM

RARE DIPLODOCUS DINOSAUR SKULL FOUND IN MONTANA IS SMALLEST OF ITS KIND EVER FOUND


BY JENNI FINK ON 10/11/18 AT 12:47 PM

Over 2,000 miles from the Museum of Natural History in New York City, where many of the world’s prehistoric fossils reside, a team of scientists found a rare Diplodocus dinosaur skull, the smallest of its kind ever found.

At only 24 centimeters long, the dinosaur skull found in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Montana is smaller than an iPad, a magazine or a Subway sandwich. A paper, published by Cary Woodruff, Thomas Carr, Glenn Storrs, Katja Waskow, John Scannella, Kara Norden and John Wilson, said the newest discovery enhances features that were already known about the sauropods dinosaur.

The dinosaur is believed to have had a short snout, narrow-crowned teeth in the front of its mouth and broader teeth in the back. A diplodocus is a sauropod, which Britannica explained were characterized by their large size, long necks and tails, four legs and a herbivorous diet. If you’ve ever seen the “Land Before Time,” picture Little Foot and that’s a sauropod.

In the paper, the scientists explained that cranial remains of the Diplodocus species are “exceedingly rare” and before the discovery of this skull, only three immature skulls had been found.

More:
https://www.newsweek.com/rare-diplodocus-dinosaur-skull-found-montana-smallest-its-kind-ever-found-1165157?piano_t=1

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:36 PM

1. seriously cool.

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:02 PM

2. Even a mammal

could kick its ass.

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