Here’s a dinosaur that unequivocally knows how to hang a neck out above a rest.
Called a “dragon of Qijiang,” for a Chinese city in that a hoary was found, a newly-discovered dinosaur class has a lightweight neck that spans half a length of a 50-foot body.
The dinosaur, a accumulation of sauropod, is believed to have lived 160 million years ago during a Late Jurassic period, according to paleontologists during a University of Alberta who excavated a fossils. Construction workers initial unclosed a hoary in 2006, a researchers noted.
The earthy attributes of a dinosaur, generally a prolonged neck, are identical to a traits of fabulous dragons, that desirous a name.
“I consternation if a ancient Chinese stumbled on a skeleton of a long-necked dinosaur like Qijianglong and graphic that fabulous creature,” Tetsuto Miyashita, a paleontologist who worked on a project, pronounced in a statement.
The commentary were published on Wednesday in a Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Carrying around such a prolonged neck was surprisingly easy for a dinosaur, given paleontologists pronounced they believe
its vertebrae were filled with air, creation it lightweight notwithstanding a implausible size.