New dinosaur species are still being discovered by scientists around the world. The first dinosaur fossils found in the country of Venezuela belong to a newly discovered species, and are reportedly some of the oldest dinosaur remains that have ever been identified by archaeologists.<br /> <br />New dinosaur species are still being discovered by scientists around the world.<br /><br />The first dinosaur fossils found in the country of Venezuela belong to a newly discovered species, and are reportedly some of the oldest dinosaur remains that have ever been identified by archaeologists. <br /><br />Researchers working at the La Quinta Formation in Tachira State, Venezuela have found fossils of dinosaurs that they believe to be around 200 million years old. <br /><br />They named the species Laquintasaura venezuelae, after the location where the fossils were found. <br /><br />Paul Barrett, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, and lead author of the study, is quoted as saying: "There are many surprising firsts with Laquintasaura. Not only does it expand the distribution of early dinosaurs, its age makes it important for understanding their early evolution and behavior." <br /><br />Experts think that Laquintasaura lived during the earliest part of the Jurassic period, after a mass extinction event at the end of the Triassic era.<br /><br />The new species is believed to be an ancestor of the well known three-horned Triceratops dinosaur<br /><br />Other data from the study shows that the newly discovered species of dinosaur traveled in herds, (1,6,1) eating mostly ferns along with small prey like insects. <br /><br />The new species is part of a group of bird-hipped dinosaurs, which experts know very little about because of their scarcity in the fossil record.

First Dinosaur Discovered In Venezuela Is One Of The Oldest

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