El Pais: Spain discovered the remains of a Brachiosaurus age of 130 million years
As reported by the paleontologist Rafael Royo, until now it was thought that this type of dinosaur in that era is already extinct in Europe.
MADRID, 11 Sep. /Offset. TASS Ekaterina Vorobyeva/. Paleontological excavations in the Spanish province of Soria (Autonomous community of Castile and Leon) has revealed the remains of a Brachiosaurus. This was reported by the newspaper El Pais.
According to her, the age of discovery — about 130 million years. We are talking about the kind Soriatitan golmayensis, which reached 14 meters in length. The remains were discovered near the municipality of Golmayo. “Until now it was thought that brahiozavry in that era is already extinct in Europe,” explained paleontologist Rafael Royo.
This dinosaur lived 150 million years ago in present-day Africa, USA and Europe. According to him, the Brachiosaurus ate leaves of coniferous trees, because at that time the Iberian Peninsula was a lot of vegetation and rivers. Paleontologists have recovered the remains of the teeth of a lizard and thoracic vertebrae, femur and fore and hind feet.
Brachiosaurus is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the sauropod family of brachiosaurid, who lived in the late Jurassic period. The lizard had a small head, which was located on the eight-meter neck, tilted at 45 degrees. Its growth exceeded 13 meters. For a long time Brachiosaurus was the tallest dinosaur.