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Remains of plant-eating dinosaur found in Chile amid world's driest desert

20/04/2021 04:22 PM | Click to read full article

A team led by Chilean geologist Carlos Arevalo unearthed the remains of Arackar licanantay, which means “Atacama bones” in the Kunza language, 75 kilometres south of the desert city ​​of Copiapo. The so-called titanosaur had a small head and long neck and tail, as well as an unusually flat back, compared with others like it.

The dinosaur’s remains were first discovered in the 1990s and were described by scientists in the journal Cretaceous Research.