Scientists have been wrong for 100 years, and now they've figured out who the ancient bones belong to

Scientists have been wrong for 100 years, and now they've figured out who the ancient bones belong t

Paleontologists from the Zebingosaurus maierfritzorum lived between 203 and 211 million years ago in a region now known as the Shwab Alb, and was herbian, a species of dinosaurs known as Tübingosaurus maierfritzorum.

The fossils, which are part of the Tubingen paleontological collection, have previously been identified as the remains of the plateausaurus, now scientists Omar Rafael Regalado Fernández and Ingmar Verneburg have re-explored the bones, and most of the fossils have been found in a quarry near Trossingen on the outskirts of Shuba Alba since the 19th century.

This group of dinosaurs was very common in some parts of Europe some 200 million years ago, but modern paleontologists are well aware that taxonomic classification in the past has often been inaccurate and hasty.

During the re-examination, scientists found that many dinosaur bones were different from those of typical platosaurs; for example, he had larger and tougher hips with the sacral vertebrae, as well as unusually large and strong long bones, all of which involved four legs, which did not look like a platosaurid, even though they resembled long sacropods but only moved on two legs.

After a careful comparison of all anatomical characteristics, scientists reclassified a partial skeleton from Trossingen and found that they had discovered a previously unknown species and genus. Tuebingosaurus maierfritzorum was very likely a quadruple, and thus much more closely linked to later major dipods such as Brachiosaurus or Diplodocus.

The surrounding sediment and bone protection indicate that the tubingosaurus drowned in the marsh and died, and the bones on the left side of the body were probably on the surface and exposed to elements for several years.