Chile made announcement about dinosaur skeleton found in 2009

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Chilean scientists announced the discovery of the remains of the oldest dinosaur in the southern hemisphere of the Earth. This is reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to the scientific journal Acta Paleontologic Palonia.

Researchers at the University of Chile have completed a study of the remains of a dinosaur discovered back in 2009 in the Atacama Desert. It turned out that the discovered skeleton belonged to the species of pterosaurs – huge flying reptiles with a wingspan of up to two meters, a long tail and a pointed muzzle. They lived on the territory of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana (it was on its basis that both American continents subsequently formed) about 160 million years ago. Researcher D. Alarkin noted that the found pterosaur is the oldest ever discovered in the southern hemisphere.

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