The most common ornithopod dinosaur family, the Hatrosuridae, also known as the “duck-built dinosaurs”, is extinct. We know from fossils that these creatures originated in North America before spreading across land bridges to South America, Asia and Europe.
Ancient researchers today announced the discovery of the remains (teeth and jaws) of one of these animals. It is 66 million years old and refers to a new species called Ajnapia odysseus. Its special? It was discovered in Africa. However, we do know that at that time the African continent was isolated by sea routes.
“It’s like finding a kangaroo in Scotland.”The new fossil was discovered in a mine just hours from Casablanca, according to Dr. Nicholas Longrich of the Milner Center for Evolution at the University of Bath, who led the study. “It’s like finding a kangaroo in Scotland.”
Citing Sherlock Holmes, the researcher continues, “If you leave the impossible, the impossible is real.” “It simply came to our notice then. These dinosaurs actually formed long after the continental drift split the continents, and we have no evidence of the existence of land bridges. ”
A cross in swimming or raftsThe big question is: how did this dinosaur, about ten feet long, get there?
“Considering the existence of large continuous sea lanes that isolate Africa and Europe from other continents, and the lack of comprehensive two-way transmissions representing land bridges, these models are the waterfalls we studied in the study of reptiles, reptiles, and so on.
According to archaeologists, this and other specimens can be reached by swimming on African beaches in the open water or by climbing rubbish rafts.
The first hypothesis holds water. In fact, as the researcher points out, these large-tailed and strong-footed dinosaurs may be good swimmers. In addition, many related bones have been isolated in river deposits. Still, he points out that these animals had to travel hundreds of kilometers before reaching the shore.
The second hypothesis is also interesting. Sea smuggling on debris rafts is rare but they have been documented. Green iguanas traveled between the Caribbean islands due to a hurricane. Oceanic cross-sections also explain how lemons and hippos came to Madagascar, or how monkeys from Africa crossed the Atlantic to South America.
I am a continuous travel writer focusing on the trends of technology, health and international e-commerce. I have been looking for a book on 2019 for the last three years. I have been featured on CNBC Squaw Box, Forbes.com, Wise, BBC World and NPR, interviewed, or appeared, or appeared in the morning issue.
These are the details of the news that the dinosaurs that built the duck to go to Africa for this day have crossed the ocean. We hope we have succeeded in providing you with full details and information. You can subscribe to the Alert System or one of our different systems to follow all of our messages and provide you with everything new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published de24.news And editorial team Alkalize today It has been confirmed and it has been modified, and it may have been completely modified or quoted, and this message may have been read and followed from its main source.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Dinosaur, Hadrosauridae, Africa, Ocean, Continent
World news – GB – Duck-built dinosaurs have crossed the ocean to go to Africa