Ecuador’s first dinosaur is discovered

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Experts have called it “Yamanasaurus lojaensis.”

The fossil remains of a dinosaur were found in Yamana, Loja, in southern Ecuador. According to paleontologists, it is a titanosaur with short and thick bones.

Paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia led the excavation, whereby the remains of the animal that lived 85 million years ago and whose size reached six meters long were found.

Being the first dinosaur discovered in Ecuador, experts have called it “Yamanasaurus lojaensis.” They explained that before the formation of the Andes, there was a vast north-south corridor in South America that favored the exchange of dinosaurs and other fauna about 70 million years ago.

Argentine Paleoartist Jorge Gonzalez was in charge of the reconstruction of the dinosaur.

Source: Pichincha Comunicaciones.

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