An early giant from Switzerland: new sauropod ancestor discovered

July 20, 2020 - General

Around 225 million years ago, ancestors of the long-necked dinosaurs or sauropods we all know from Jurassic Park already lived in the territory of present-day Switzerland. An international team of palaeontologists from Munich, Utrecht and Zurich was able to identify a new ancestor of the long-necked dinosaurs from rocks near Schaffhausen and gave it the name Schleitheimia schutzi. The discovery places the possible origin of true…

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