Friday, September 01, 2006


Re: 'Fossils of new dino species found (Titanosaur 'Maxakalisaurus topai')' - Video now available

Maxakalisaurus topai Titanosaur Cretaceous Brazil (Evolution Research: John Latter / Jorolat)In an update to an entry made on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 (appended below) MSNBC carry virtually the same article as Aljazeera but also include a short video - click here (nb the video appears to only play in IE6+)

Aljazeera Science News Report: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species based on fossilised fragments of the herbivorous reptile that lived 80 million years ago.

The Maxakalisaurus topai, of the Titanosauria group, was 13 metres long and weighed about nine tonnes.

It had a large body, long tail and neck with a relatively small head.

...The fossils date back to the Late Cretaceous period...

...The name of the species, Maxakalisaurus topai, derives from an Indian tribe, Maxakali, which lives in the area. Topa is a divinity that the tribe worships. [Titanosaur]

Alternative News Report from The Times of India

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