“Frankenstein Dinosaur” mystery solved

Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called “Frankenstein dinosaur”, which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species. A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus, and carnivorous dinosaurs, like T. rex. The finding provides fresh insight on the evolution of the group of dinos known as the ornithischians. The study is published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Matthew Baron, a…

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World largest dinosaur discovered

World largest dinosaur discovered

Scientists believe a dinosaur the length of three London buses could be the largest creature to have ever walked the Earth. A study of the fossilised remains of six young adult dinosaurs found in Argentina estimates the Patagotitan mayorum had a body mass of a staggering 61 tons, was 35m (115ft) long and was nearly 6m (20ft) high at the shoulder. It means the giant creature was longer than three of the capital’s new Routemaster…

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