Sidersaura Marae : New Species Of Dinosaur
Palaeontologists in Argentina recently found fossil fragments of a new species of dinosaur named Sidersaura marae.
- Sidersaura marae is a new species of sauropod dinosaur.
- It lived during the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous epoch, between 96 and 93 million years ago, in today’s Patagonian region.
- It belongs to the Rebbachisauridae, a large family of sauropod dinosaurs known from fragmentary fossil remains from South America, Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia.
- These dinosaurs are distinguished from other sauropods by their distinctive teeth. Some species had tooth batteries similar to those of hadrosaurs and ceratopsian dinosaurs.
- Rebbachisaurids were very important dinosaurs in Cretaceous ecosystems and disappeared in the middle of this period in an extinction event that took place 90 million years ago.
- It is one of the last rebbachisaurids.