Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A prehistoric sauropod dinosaur vertebra discovered!

A prehistoric 15 kg vertebra has been found to belong to oldest sauropod (long necked,long tailed,tiny headed) dinosaur discovered in the UK,according to scientists ."Alan",the 176 million year old dinosaur has beaten cetiosaurus,previously Britain's oldest sauropod,by about 5 million years,thus has broken a record that had stood since 1841,before dinosaur term was coined.Alan was named after its discovers Alan Gurr,a forensic scientist and amateur geologist. Alan weighs between 20 and 30 tonnes,and is one of the largest land animals ever to have walked on earth.