German scientists discover the skeleton of an unknown dinosaur

German scientists discover the skeleton of an unknown dinosaur

German scientists discover skeleton of unknown dinosaur

Photo: Daily Mail

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.

German scientists have discovered the skeleton of an unknown dinosaur

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.

German scientists have discovered the skeleton of an unknown dinosaur

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.

German scientists discovered the skeleton of an unknown dinosaur

Prepared by: Sergey Daga