The perceptions of the majority of dinosaurs are huge and giant creatures, and frightening at the same time, but a fossil discovered by scientists in Madagascar changed the prevailing belief that they are only giant beings, so scientists recently discovered a fossil that indicates a new dinosaur that was living on Earth millions of years ago, but it was more than what Its advantage is that it is so small in size that it reaches the size of a small mobile phone.
The study, which was published in the journalProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesIt confirmed that the dinosaur “Congonafon Kelly”, which preceded the flying dinosaurs and pterosaurs, was only 4 inches (10 cm) long, according to Sputnik.
Christian Kamerer, a paleontologist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and author of the study, revealed that the discovered dinosaur could have been a very cute animal, was likely to become a pet, and was bred.
Kamerer pointed out that “Congonafon Kelly” was wandering in the wild and jumping with his hind legs and feeding on bedbugs with his teeth, referring to his name meaning “a small insect killer”, and the excavations excavated in Madagascar go back to 237 million years ago.
On the other hand, Chinese researchers discovered the fossils of four species of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous in Fusui County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southern China..
“Mu Jin Jin Yu – Vice President of the Natural History Museum in Guangxi – said in a statement that the fossils of sauropods, sauropods, ornithopods and seratosaurs, were found in the Nabay Basin in the region, where the discovered bones include the ribs, thigh bone, and bone fragments.“.
The basin has an area of about 150 square kilometers, and is one of the few places rich in fossils from the early Cretaceous in Asia, and archaeologists have found a large number of dinosaur fossils in the region since the seventies.