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Best paleo discoveries of 2018

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What are yours and would you like to see any of these new species added ?

#2

As italian, I’m quite proud of the discovery of Saltriovenator zanellai (found in 1996 but identified only in 2018) that is the oldest big pradator and oldest ceratosaur ever discovered

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#3

There have been some good news articles recently such as the well preserved dinosaur footprints found here in the UK and a icthyosaur the size of a blue whale.

Hastings Dinosaur Footprints

Giant Icthyosaur

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#4

There was a giant Ichthyosaur called Shastasaurus that was discovered in N. California and China. It was about the same size.

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#5

Ceratosaurs are some of the earliest ancestors of the Abelisaurs, most notably Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, and Rajasaurus in-game. It’s awesome that there was more to the Abelisaurs’ early lineage than Ceratosaurus.

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#6

Ingentia prima was a cool discovery this year. A massive, nearly complete prosauropod that is now one of the largest Triassic dinosaurs

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#7

Also we could add Ledumahadi mafube, a giant sauropoda in early Jurassic period.
Ledumahadi is relative to Ingentia, both in Lessemsauridae.

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#8

The prosauropods were amazing finds! Especially Ingentia, as finding even a nearly complete skeleton of any Triassic animal is very rare! These two discoveries will further the knowledge of prosauropods and their evolution into the massive sauropods in the Jurassic.

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