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New Analysis Finds the Fossils In France To Be The Earliest Relative Of Brachiosaurs


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(Photo : Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) A Brachiosaurus skull is seen at the new rooms ‘Evolution in Action’ at the Museum of Naturkunde, The Natural History Museum in Berlin.

“New analysis finds the fossils in French Museum to be the earliest relative of Brachiosaurus. The fossils were first found in 1930.

Researchers from the Imperial College in London, along with the European researchers has found the overlooked fossils in the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris as the earliest relative of Brachiosaurus. They named the dinosaurs as Vouivria damparisensis, after finding the dinosaurs was the earliest family member of titanosauriform dinosaurs.

According to the press release from the Imperial College, the fossils were discovered in 1930’s in France’s Jura region. Scientists were unable to identify the fossils and the species, and the fossils remain unknown until recent analysis found it as the family of Brachiosaurus.

The researchers were led by Dr. Philip Mannion from the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, who is the lead author of the study. From the analysis, the earliest Brachiosaurus is found to be over 15 meters (49 feet) high and weighed around 15,000 kilograms (33,000 lbs). Its size is approximately twice of the double-decker bus in the UK.” (…) READ MORE

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)