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New Long-Necked Dinosaur Helps Rewrite Evolutionary History of Sauropods in South America

August 10, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Jeff Wilson, U-M professor and curator at the Museum of Paleontology, discusses the discovery of Perijasaurus lapaz, a new long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur. Mantilla notes that this species is known from a single trunk vertebra and allows researchers to understand more regarding the origin of the sauropods in the Jurrasic as well as how they set the stage for later sauropods. The faculty expert highlights the project, details concerning the reparation of the fossil, and more about this new species.


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