"The discovery of Lingwulong pushes back the origination times of numerous groups of sauropod dinosaurs that we think of as most iconic, and challenges many conventional ideas about the early biogeographical history of dinosaurs", author and paleontologist at Imperial College London, Philip Mannion. That surprising discovery is what inspired the dinosaur's name, as the researchers write in their paper: "Lingwu, after the region where the specimens were found; long, the Mandarin Chinese for "dragon"; and shenqi, the Mandarin Chinese for "amazing", reflecting the unexpected discovery of a dicraeosaurid in the Middle Jurassic of China". An global team of Chinese and British paleontologists later arrived at the scene and dug out the remains of eight to 10 Lingwulong specimens.
There are two other important facts discovered with these fossils: one would be that Lingwulong were living in herds, just like other sauropods because the researchers found fossils from many individuals in the same place. Its neck was shorter than some other sauropods, and it could have grazed on soft plants with its peg-like teeth.
Lingwulong wasn't almost as large as its most famous cousins, the largest individual identified by the Chinese researchers being about 18 meters (57 feet) long. Lingwulong lived 174 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.
This mighty lineage of giant herbivores later went on to give rise to Diplodocus and Brontosaurus, which lived during the Late Jurassic, and grew to truly enormous sizes during the Cretaceous Period, when behemoths like Argentinosaurus, Dreadnoughtus, and Patagotitan held dominion over the Earth.
Torrid day for Facebook has impact on Wall Street markets
The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.3 per cent to 2,873.59 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index edged 0.1 per cent lower to 28,757.20. The Nasdaq was down almost 1 percent at midday, even while the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 0.5 percent.
'Previously, we thought all of these advanced sauropods originated around 160 million years ago and rapidly diversified and spread across the planet in a time window perhaps as short as 5 million years, ' said Paul Upchurch, a palaeontologist at University College London who has just published a study on this discovery.
But the discovery of Lingwulong means that this group originated somewhat earlier and more slowly, he added.
Previous study believed that by the time these dinosaurs evolved, eastern Asia had already split from the rest of Pangaea, the supercontinent that existed about 280 million years ago.
"Blood moon" eclipse, Mars providing treat for skywatchers
Friday's total lunar eclipse will be visible across large parts across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America. The eclipse and the coppery-red hue were made all the most special by Mars being visible in the sky at the same time .
Scientists were surprised that the fossil was 15 million years older than any similar dinosaurs and were also surprised at where the dinosaur was found.
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Whether England is the next stage for the 20-year-old remains to be seen, but Butler will call the shots wherever he ends up. It will be even more hard for the West London club to keep hold of their star players including Belgian winger Eden Hazard.
He said they made improvements on security and the economy, saying the economic reforms are those in which "both of us will win". Details were not announced and the White House did not respond to questions about what, specifically, the two leaders agreed to.
Under the terms of an extradition treaty between the US and the UK, US authorities could request Assange's detention in London. In a television interview in January, Moreno described Assange's stay as an "inherited problem" and "more than a nuisance".
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Red Moon and the Red Planet
The good news for Brits is that they will be able to see that blood moon in its entirety - as long as there are clear skies. Those in Australia's west, where alarms were set from 2am, got to see the end of the eclipse's totality, he said.
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Disneyland to pay its California workers $15 an hour
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US GDP accelerates to 4.1% growth after Trump's tax cuts
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Yet another Manchester United player wants out
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Real Madrid agree terms with Thibaut Courtois
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Capcom Confirms No VR Support for Resident Evil 2 Remake
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