Friday, March 18, 2011

Angolatitan Adamastor Dinosaur -- Eaten by Sharks?

This week scientists announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species that they have named Angolatitan adamastor.  The fossils were found in Angola, a country in Western Africa and are about 90 million years old.  The fossils belong to a kind of long-necked, plant-eating sauropod.  The name Angolatitan adamastor means “Angolan Giant”.
Scientists theorize that the Angolatitan adamastor may have been eaten by sharks.  The fossils of the dinosaur were found in the bed of an ancient lake along with fish and shark teeth.  The Angolatitan adamstor may have been swept offshore into the water where hungry sharks attacked and ate it.  Those were some hungry sharks!

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