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In May 2014, a huge dinosaur skeleton with a long neck (sauropod) was discovered in Chubut, Argentina. At first glance the scientific community knew that they were facing a "titan", but many questions roamed around the environment.   Titan at the Museum of New York   It was possible that the bones belonged to another giant Argentine dinosaur called Argentinosaurus, a colossus that undeniably held the record of size until that moment. The Argentinosaurus was also a long-necked dinosaur from which isolated bones have been recovered, so there is no complete image and both its size and its weight are...

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Jaw recreation in the snow  In 1902 the mountain gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) was discovered, we can imagine Robert von Beringe making his way through with his group of explorers through the jungles of the Congo, machete in hand, cutting the brush as if tearing a temporal mantle that separates us from a world to discover. And at the end of that path, an incredible animal, the mountain gorilla. That creature captivated a scientific community eager for knowledge, and it is that the great apes have always caught our attention. It is like being face to face with our primitive...

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Before the movie Jurassic Park few knew the Velociraptor, but for the film the size of this species was increased, giving it a more similar aspect to that of a Deinonychus. And is that the Velociraptors are part of a large family. The general characteristic to belong to the club of the "raptors" is to possess a huge claw on the hind legs. Powerful tendons made this nail a formidable and lethal weapon. Now, in 2015, a new member has entered the Raptors club. And he has done it through the big door. Although the first fossils were found in...

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A fragment of the maxilla made reality the dream of any B series filmmaker. Far from epic sizes but big enough to inspire fear, this is the prehistoric piranha discovered in Argentina, called Megapiranha paranensis.     By studying their teeth we know that like the current piranhas, they had triangular teeth and serrated on both sides, symmetrical bite that made fit the upper and lower teeth perfectly in a quick and effective bite.   Megapiranha maxillary fragment   When a large specimen of piranha was discovered, scientists assumed that the climate was warmer and that this habitat was connected...

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112 million years ago, a group of "crocodiles" adapted to terrestrial life, their limbs lengthened and they were more vertical with respect to the trunk. This allowed them to be more agile and faster on dry land, and to hunt more efficiently their prey, although not all were carnivores.   The discoverers, next to Razanandrongobe jaws   If something is curious about this suborder of reptiles called notosuchia, it’s that they have herbivorous, omnivorous and carnivorous forms. Covering several ecological niches and adapting amazingly to their environments. But science now has to correct some aspects of notosuchia as they have...

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