Dinosaur Died With A Companion At His Side

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Elliot the large dinosaur, whose remains to be were found in the south Quotes state of Qld many in the past, could have passed away with a friend at its area, according to new traditional information.

Researchers led by Dr Bob Salisbury from the Higher education of Qld declared today that fossilised navicular bone found in a dig near Winton, central-western Qld, captured have provided what they think is a second dinosaur of the same types. They known as their find Betty.

"It's still not clear what induced their large, but whatever transpired, both carcasses finished up on the lenders of a billabong or on the curvature of a winding stream, somewhere in the center of a wide, intensely wooded seaside bare," Salisbury informed ABC Research Online.

The experts also found tooth from small therapods (medium scaled meat-eating dinosaurs) and small crocodiles with the dinosaur navicular bone. The truth that these tooth are damaged at their platform recommended these other creatures had been scavenging on the sauropod carcasses, Salisbury said.

Sauropods were large plant-eating dinosaurs with a extensive throat and longest tail, and a relatively small head. Their feet were huge, with even the tiniest ones having feet as solid as hardwood trunks. Better known sauropods include diplodocus, brachiosaurus and apatosaurus (previously known as brontosaurus).

The dig enhances results from in the past digs over the last season or so that provided the navicular bone of Elliot, a 98-95 million-year-old sauropod, the most significant dinosaur remains to be ever found in Quotes. Elliot was known as after the owner of the area where the past were found.

Salisbury had been mystified by the proven reality that many of Elliot's navicular bone seemed to be too small to fit in with him: "I was thinking this pet has got extremely uncommon size if they're the navicular bone that I think they are," he said.

But during this seasons dig, the development of several more navicular bone aided remedy the puzzle: "It's made out that the majority of the navicular bone that I at first thought belonged to Elliot actually belonged to this second, much scaled-down pet, which is known as Betty."

Mary was known as after palaeontologist Dr Betty Go and is 10-12 meters extensive, half the size of Elliot. Salisbury said that if Betty was indeed a member of the same dinosaur types, she could be a child. If not, it may be that ladies of the types were scaled-down than men. But the experts do not have enough of the right navicular bone yet to be 100% sure.

"So far we haven't found identical components - the same navicular bone that we can examine and say 'there we go, it's the same, and this one is greater than other'. But from what we've got so far, they probably are the same types."

Salisbury wants that next seasons dig of what is now the continuous Winton Old Venture will compromise this question. Although it might be tougher to ensure what sex Elliot and Betty were since this would rely on finding a very particular navicular bone in the dinosaur's tail: "It might be the other way around. It might be that Elliot is actually the 'she' and Betty is the 'he'," said Salisbury, including they could even be the same sex.

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