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New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe

January 29, 2018

the new titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae

When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something of a blank page. Fossils found in Africa from the Late Cretaceous, the time period from 100 to 66 million years ago, are few and far between. That means that the course of dinosaur evolution in Africa has largely remained a mystery. But in the Egyptian Sahara Desert, scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that helps fill in those gaps. Full Story

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