This French language 6 September 2012 video is about the newly discovered dinosaur species Atsinganosaurus velauciensis.
Translated from Dutch daily De Volkskrant:
75-million-years-old dinosaur unearthed in France
Edited by: Elke De Pourcq – 25/08/12, 19:24
Paleontologists in the southern French village Velaux, near Aix-en-Provence, have excavated the skeleton of a dinosaur. The age of the fossil is estimated at 75 million years. The excavation was a collaboration between the University of Poitiers and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
The research in Velaux started in 2002 and proceeded without publicity to protect the site from being looted.
The excavated skeleton is attributed to the Atsinganosaurus velauciensis, a dinosaur species known since 2010. The genus name is derived from “atsinganos”, the Greek word for wanderer, a reference to the supposed migration of the species.
More than 70 percent of the skeleton was recovered, but not the skull. The researchers now want to make a reconstruction, as accurately as possible.
According to the initial findings the animal, a herbivore, was probably about a dozen meters long and petite. It lived about 75 million years ago during the Upper Cretaceous.
Before the fossil will go to the museum of Velaux, it will be analyzed in Poitiers and Brussels.
Most interesting. My only question is why the dinosaur is measured against what looks like a silhouette of an English butler? 🙂
There is another odd thing about the picture.
It days that the dinosaur’s diet is “Pants”, while very probably “Plants” is meant.
🙂 I missed that. Had a flare up today and hand and arms were very painful until about an hour ago.
All my best wishes for you!
Thanks mate – am feeling quite good again – painkillers are working.
How was your day?
I have to tell you, English butlers are everywhere… most people never noice them because they are ubiquitous!
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Hi lowerarchy, fine that you feel well again!
Today was a bit rainy, but tomorrow is expected to be better.
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