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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2008, 15:13 
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New Species Of Prehistoric Giants Discovered In The Sahara

ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2008) — Dinosaur hunters on a month-long expedition to the Sahara desert have returned home in time for Christmas with more than they ever dreamed of finding. They have unearthed not one but two possible new species of extinct animals. Their success marks one of the most exciting discoveries to come out of Africa for 50 years.

The team have discovered what appears to be a new type of pterosaur and a previously unknown sauropod, a species of giant plant-eating dinosaur. Both would have lived almost one hundred million years ago.

The palaeontologists discovered a large fragment of beak from a giant flying reptile and a more than one metre long bone from a sauropod, which indicates an animal of almost 20 metres (65 feet) in length. The discovery of both is extremely rare.

The expedition was composed of scientists from the University of Portsmouth, University College Dublin (UCD) and the Université Hassan II in Casablanca and was led by UCD palaeontologist, Nizar Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, who is an expert on North African dinosaurs, said: ““Finding two specimens in one expedition is remarkable, especially as both might well represent completely new species.”

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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2008, 11:21 
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I, for one, am terribly disappointed!
When I read this subject line in the summaries, I thought, "oh boy, oh boy" and expected something like this:
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Oh, but noooooooo...

Just some silly pterosaurs and sauropods.
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Hey! How did that kid get in there?


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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2008, 11:33 
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I'm with him.

I thought those giants from the OT were discovered...

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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2008, 02:57 
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I was also thinking along the lines of a giant of the person-type persuasion.

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