Fragments of long-bodied dino found in Argentina

By Ashley Yeager, 12:19 PM May 14, 2014

Fossils of a new species of long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur have been found in Argentina. Named Leinkupal laticauda, the  diplodocid sauropod belongs to a family of dinosaurs that were among the longest creatures to walk on Earth. L. laticauda represents the first of this kind of sauropod found in South America and the youngest identified to date.

Based on the rock where the fossils were found, scientists estimate that L. laticauda survived into the early Cretaceous period, which began about...

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