Asia’s earliest diplodocoid ever found had its remains unearthed by a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and China. Nature Communications was honored to publish their report in which the group explains some facts about the large dinosaurs’ history that were revealed by their findings. They also relate how they found the fossil and where.
In some other reports, it was also talked about Pangaea, the supercontinent that the actual continents were millions of years ago. Dinosaurs would live there, but the supercontinent has been cut in half by an inland sea that later became eastern Asia. This fact is proven by the lack of a species of sauropods called diplodocids.
Sauropods are veggie-eating dinosaurs with long necks. The super-family of sauropods is called diplodocids and are considered the largest animals to ever to populate the world. It was previously suggested that they did not move to eastern Asia because of some issues but that was proved a myth.
“Lingwulong shenqi,” which translates to “Lingqu amazing dragon” is the dinosaur’s name who’s remains were found by the researchers who work at the Lingwu dig site from China. They were the ones to name it. After testing the fossilized bones, the result says they were from the Middle Jurassic, the equivalent of 174 million years ago. This discovery contradicts the myth with a proof that diplodocids existed in the eastern Asia from today even though they faced the break of Pangaea. This discovery also affirms that the year of these dinosaurs’ arrival was wrong by a delay of 15 million years.
Researchers say that such a dinosaur would measure 15 meters without being the biggest of that period. After these findings, the history of sauropods and most important, diplodocids will be rethought. Another assumption of there is that the Pangaea event wasthe evolution of sauropods than has ever been considered.