Extremely Long-Necked Dinosaur Discovered in China

January 29, 2015 5:13 PM

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Paleontologists in China have recently discovered a new species of an extremely long-necked dinosaur - spanning about half of its body length at times - earning it the nickname "dragon," a new study describes.

The skeleton of Qijianglong (meaning "dragon of Qijiang") was first found at a construction site in Qijiang City back in 2006. They never expected to stumble upon the remains of a prehistoric dinosaur, let alone ones so intact - remarkably, the large neck vertebrae were still attached to the head af...

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