Reconstruction of the new dinosaur. Image: Andrew McAfee, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Spectacular dinosaur discovery provides an ancient link between Africa and Europe

A newly discovered dinosaur (named Mansourasaurus) that lived some 80 million years ago at the end of the dinosaur era in what is now Egypt was closer related to European and Asian than to South African and South American dinosaurs. This is remarkable, considering that Africa had just separated itself from the other continents. Researchers conclude that exchange between Africa and Europe was possible in the Late Cretaceous, in spite of the continents drifting apart.

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Scientific publication: Nature Ecology and Evolution