This dinosaur fossil could rewrite China's geological history

This dinosaur fossil could rewrite China's geological history

The Lingwulong shenqi fossil lived in the north of the country about 174 million years ago.

A discovery that may change the geological history of China - and perhaps of the planet. A fossil of a dinosaur from the sauropods group, known for its colossal dimensions and long necks, was recently found in northern China.

It is thought that the species, called Lingwulong shenqi, lived in this region about 174 million years ago, at a time when East Asia was supposed to have already split from the ancient supercontinent Pangea. However, since this is the oldest dinosaur of the neosauropod subgroup to appear in this region of the globe, 15 million years before any other, experts were dumbfounded.

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