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Dinosaur may have traveled across the ocean to Africa

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Fossils of a duckbill dinosaur have been discovered in Africa, leading experts to believe the species once traveled hundreds of kilometers across oceans to reach the continent.

The new dinosaur, Ajnabia odysseus, a member of the plant-eating duckbill dinosaur family, was discovered in rocks in a mine in Morocco, dating back some 66 million years to the end of the Cretaceous period.

"It was completely out of place, like finding a kangaroo in Scotland. Africa was completely isolated by water -- so how did they get there?" Longrich said in a statement.

Experts believe the duckbills, with their large tails and powerful legs, must have crossed hundreds of kilometers of open sea to reach the continent, by rafting on debris, floating, or swimming.

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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/05/world/dinosaur-ocean-crossing-intl-scli-scn/index.html

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Kimmo

Imagine traveling that far just to have a meteor come and wiped you out of existence... the dedication, I can’t even get my ass to the gym :vegas:

Tragic.
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LadyGoo

Omg this really makes me a duckbill stan :bradley: the Cretaceous era really was the golden era, so many legends

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ARTPOPe

The duckbills millions of years ago:

 

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PartySick
11 minutes ago, LadyGoo said:

Omg this really makes me a duckbill stan :bradley: the Cretaceous era really was the golden era, so many legends

The Carboniferous outsold :gayhat:

The best arthropods, a planet covered in rainforests, and she gave us all this coal and oil that our civilization uses to keep the lights on.

Floptaceous could never :flower:

I'm dreaming of going somewhere else. Being human.
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Miss Dolly

I'm sure at this time all the contitnents were connected or near enough.

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Trenlord
2 hours ago, Kimmo said:

Imagine traveling that far just to have a meteor come and wiped you out of existence... the dedication, I can’t even get my ass to the gym :vegas:

get in loser we're going lifting

 

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7 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

I'm sure at this time all the contitnents were connected or near enough.

This is how the world looked like 66M years ago:

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You can also see a more explicit map posted in the OP:

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Kimmo
3 minutes ago, Trenlord said:

get in loser we're going lifting

 

Does it look like I need more lifting to do?:poot:

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Tragic.
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Eighteen
9 minutes ago, FfFfFfFF said:

This is how the world looked like 66M years ago:

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You can also see a more explicit map posted in the OP:

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the pacific was huge back then. can you imagine travailing that sea :selena:

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it's also weird how many instances there are of the ocean stretching so far inland 

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Kadikaado

Maybe during some glacial era the ocean froze which made bridges for the dinosaur to travel.

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LadyGoo
3 hours ago, PartySick said:

The Carboniferous outsold :gayhat:

The best arthropods, a planet covered in rainforests, and she gave us all this coal and oil that our civilization uses to keep the lights on.

Floptaceous could never :flower:

omg :bradley: I'll have to revisit that era, it doesn't get the recognition it deserves. truly ahead of its time :ally:

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Trenlord
7 hours ago, Kimmo said:

Does it look like I need more lifting to do?:poot:

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Yes. Never big enough tbh. 

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