Meet Moabosaurus utahensis, a herbivore dinosaur

Q.  Which new species of herbivore dinosaur living 125 million years ago was discovered by scientists in April 2017?
- Published on 18 Apr 17

a. Moabosaurus utahensis
b. Coabosaurus utahensis
c. Doabosaurus utahensis
d. Toabosaurus utahensis

ANSWER: Moabosaurus utahensis
Meet Moabosaurus utahensis, a herbivore dinosaurScientists have discovered a new species of a herbivorous dinosaur that lived about 125 million years ago.

The new species belongs to a group of herbivores known as sauropods, which includes giants such as Brontosaurus and Brachiosaurus, who had long necks and pillar-like legs.

This is according to researchers from the Brigham Young University (BYU) in the U.S.

The bones of the dinosaur called Moabosaurus utahensis were assembled using bones extracted over the course of four decades.

Moabosaurus is most closely related to species found in Spain and Tanzania, which tells researchers that during its time, there were still intermittent physical connections between Europe, Africa and North America.

Moabosaurus lived in Utah at a time when the region was filled with large trees, plentiful streams, lakes and dinosaurs, researchers said.

A previous study indicates that a large number of Moabosaurus and other dinosaurs died in a severe drought.

Survivors trampled their fallen companions’ bodies, crushing their bones.

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