Discovery of a new dinosaur genus

A new study led by Philip Mannion, former Humboldt-Fellow at the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) and with contribution from Daniela Schwarz, curator for the dinosaur fossils at the MfN, deals with the fossil fragments of dinosaurs from Tanzania. A new sauropod genus and species was found and described under the scientific name of Wamweracaudia kerajei. This name was chosen to honor the Wamwera, the most populous tribe in the Lindi-region of Tanzania. The results of the study demonstrate that the rich Jurassic sauropod fauna from the Tendaguru region was even more diverse than previously thought.

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