Researchers in South America Discover a New Species of Tiny but Tough Dinosaurs
Fossils of a small, prickly dinosaur recently discovered in South America may represent an entire lineage of armoured dinosaurs previously unknown to science.
A team of palaeontologists has discovered the remains of a previously unknown dinosaur species in Argentina. The researchers predict this dinosaur came from the Cretaceous period, the last era of dinosaurs, and it roamed the Earth between 97 million and 94 million years ago.
A new Cretaceous thyreophoran from Patagonia supports a South American lineage of armoured dinosaurs
In the scientific report published last week, the palaeontologists said that these remains could represent an entire lineage of armoured dinosaur species in the Southern Hemisphere previously unknown to science.
The newly discovered species, Jakapil kaniukura, is thought to be related to thyreophoran species — armoured dinosaurs like the Stegosaurus and the Ankylosaurus — due to the rows of bony disk-shaped armour along the dinosaur’s neck, back and tail.
Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur Species Found in Argentina (CNET)
Researchers in South America Discover a New Species of Tiny but Tough Dinosaurs (Science Alert)
A new Cretaceous thyreophoran from Patagonia supports a South American lineage of armoured dinosaurs (nature.com)
Jakapil kaniukura, el primer dinosaurio bípedo y acorazado de Sudamérica descubierto en la Patagonia (unidiversidad.com.ar)