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A gigantic, long-necked dinosaur, which lived about 160 million years ago and swings its long neck for finding the leafy meal in Jurassic-era France, a new study came up with this theory.
Researchers explained this newly identified dinosaur was really huge, the weight of this immense dinosaur is around 33,000 lbs. (about 15,000 kilograms), it’s equivalent to the weight of a garbage truck, and not just that it’s length measured more than 50 feet (around 15 meters long).
The researcher named the newfound big guy, Vouivria damparisensis, the name is given an after the Old French word “vouivre” that based on the Latin word the viper. This name is also tied to folk history; “La vouivre”, a legendary winged reptile in the Land of French-Comte, where the fossils were found in 19330s.
According to the anatomical analysis, Vouivria damparisensis is the oldest and known as brachiosaurid, it was a titanosauriform dinosaur. Titanosaurs were a various group of sauropods (huge four-legged with long-tailed and long-necked dinosaurs), which existed in the late Jurassic to end-Cretaceous periods.
The researchers said, there’s a possibility that Vouivria damparisensis died in a coastal lagoon when the sea levels were shortly lower than usual. Furthermore, they added, and about the remain of dinosaur’s, they were probably buried when the sea came back to its original level again and that would be the reason why the animal was mostly found buried in rocks that were from a coastal environment.
At first, when researchers found Vouivria damparisensis in 1934, it didn’t get so much attention of scientist, the researchers explained, and therefore paleontologists stored the specimen at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, and after the years it was mentioned as “the Damparis dinosaur”.
The researchers are looking forward through this examination, they said- now that the specimen has been examined, the Vouivria damparisensis will help the scientists to understand the spread of early brachiosaurids as well as the other titanosauriform dinosaurs all over the world, and Paleontologists have already found other brachiosaurid remains in the United States, Africa, and Western Europe too.