During the world wide lock-down, scientists have discovered a fossil, dated at 70 million years old, of a 'megaraptor' dinosaur in Argentina. A megaraptor is believed to be one of the last carnivorous dinosaurs to have walked upon the planet, and the fossil found measured around 10 metres.
Because of the movies we have heard of the Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex), a vicious carnivore made popular by a certain film which broke most box offices. But what do the scientists say regarding this new find?
According to paleontologists, the Megaraptors were slimmer than the T-Rex, who were built for speed and having a long tail which gave it balance. They had longer steps due to their legs which were elongated and muscular.
And Fernando Novas, a paleontologist who has been working on this claimed that
The defining characteristic of megaraptors was that they had very long arms and that their thumb ended in a claw of approximately 15 inches
So for you dinosaur buffs out there, this find should be exciting because now we do have the fossil of a creature which till now was just an object of academic deductions, and I am sure we will now find out some more facts after detailed studies are conducted on the fossil.