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 Researchers took 150 years longer to trace dinosaur evolution in Africa Researchers took 150 years longer to trace dinosaur evolution in Africa

Rare Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in Egypt

A extremely rare dinosaur fossil find in Africa was recently discovered in Egypt’s Sahara desert, dating back to the late Cretaceous period, 96 to 66 million years ago.

The dinosaur was named Mansourasaurus after the Mansoura University Vertebrate Palaeontology research led by Hesham Sallam.

The giant dinosaur belongs to the Titanosauria group since it had a long neck, had the length of a school bus, ate plants, had bony plates in its skin and weighed around 5,000 kg.

The discovery revealed that the fossil is closely related to other fossils found in Europe, which showed that dinosaurs moved between Africa and Europe.