Portugal man accidentally uncovers a 25-metre-long dinosaur skeleton in his own backyard


A 25-metre fossilised dinosaur skeleton was the very last thing a Portugal man anticipated to uncover in his personal yard in 2017, however now researchers consider he might have stumbled upon the most important of its type in Europe. 

While finishing up development 5 years in the past, the proprietor of a property in Pombal, Portugal seen a number of fragments of fossilised bones in his yard.

Earlier this month, a group of palaeontologists from Portugal and Spain spent ten days on the Monte Agudo palaeontological website in Pombal.

They say they’ve unearthed the vertebrae and ribs of a doable brachiosaurid sauropod that may have stood roughly 12 metres tall and 25 metres lengthy.

Sauropods are often known as the most important land animal to have ever lived.

The researchers consider the skeleton might be that of the most important sauropod dinosaur to be found in Europe. 

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The group of group of Portuguese and Spanish paleontologists labored from on the palaeontological website in Monte Agudo. (Twitter: Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon)

The skeleton was discovered able that the researchers consider it died in. 

“It is not usual to find all the ribs of an animal like this, let alone in this position, maintaining their original anatomical position,” Elisabete Malafaia, a postdoctoral researcher on the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, advised Phys.org.

“This mode of preservation is relatively uncommon in the fossil record of dinosaurs, in particular sauropods, from the Portuguese Upper Jurassic.”

The palaeontologists say they’re hopeful that there’s extra of the skeleton but to uncover.

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