Thighbone from a dinosaur long neck dating back 140 million years is the latest discovery at a palaeontology site near Bordeaux.
Sauropod were plant-eating dinosaurs. According to available fossils and data, this dinosaur long neck first appeared in the late Triassic Period.
- These dinosaurs resembled the closely related group of Prosauropoda which may be an ancestral group as well.
- The Fossilised remains of Sauropods have been found on every continent in the world, even in Antarctica.
- The Femur bone that has been uncovered is fairly undamaged. This two-metre-long bone was found in the French wine region, Bordeaux. This has been dubbed as “national treasure” for the prehistoric findings here.
- The extraordinarily excellent condition of the Femur could also help in piecing together an earlier set of bones. Dinosaur long neck, Sauropod was the largest animal to ever walk on earth.
- Sauropods were massive, with 18 metres tall long necks and tails. This makes them the largest dinosaur to walk the earth. Good thing that they are extinct, right?
- This latest finding will be compared to another thigh bone which was unearthed in 2010.
- Tests will confirm whether the bone is of a Sauropod if it belongs to the same creature at all.
- The bone’s “preservation and perfect fossilisation makes it really unique.”
- The owner of the site has given the archaeologists a go-ahead to excavate another 4,000 square metres of land. Perhaps they will find a dinosaur tenderloin next time?