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The skeleton of a long-necked dinosaur found in Germany, which belongs to a previously unknown species – it has been in the university museum for 100 years, reports Daily Mail.
The skeleton was found in Trossingen, in southwestern Germany , in 1922, it is now part of the paleontological collection of the University of Tübingen.
At that time it was identified as belonging to Plateosaurus — long-necked, prehensile-armed herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Triassic period, approximately 214 to 204 million years ago.
However, a new analysis by paleontologists from the University of Tübingen has shown that it is a previously unknown species, which they have named Tubingosaurus. It was a herbivore and bore a resemblance to the large, long-necked dinosaurs known as sauropods.
It lived approximately 203 to 211 million years ago in the Swabian Alb region.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga