During the late Mesozoic period,this long-necked grazer wandered through what was then a coastal jungle.
That’s not what it was in 2013,when Dr.Hashem Salaam and his team of graduate students began surveying the area.
So I told them to spread out,so we can cover as much space as possible.And we found one of the team members started calling her colleagues saying"I found a lot of bones".She even called me on the phone because I was about two kilometres away from her.And she told me“Doctor,there are a lot of bones， come and see them.”So I went and I saw that it was a partial skeleton of a dinosaur. That for us was a very big thing.
The team carefully excavated the jaw bones,leg bones and other fossilsand brought them to Mansoura University’s Vertebrate Paleontology Center.
The partial skeleton suggests the dinosaur’s anatomy was similar to European giants of the same period, which counters theories that African dinosaurs were completely isolated during the late Mesozoic.
Researchers hope more finds wait under the sand.
We know that for sure that these dinosaurs of course have something that eats them.As in any ecosystem,if we went to the jungle,we will find a lion and a giraffe.So we found the giraffe.Where’s the lion,that is what we are going to look for now.
The "giraffe" has been named Mansourasaurus Shahinaeafter the team’s university and one of the paleontology departments founders.
I’m Faith Lapidus VOA news