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Digging Up Dinosaurs in South Africa

In November of last year paleontologists working in South Africa announced the discovery of Aardonyx celestae, a sauropodomorph dinosaur which has helped scientists better understand the evolution of the immense sauropod dinosaurs. It took quite a bit of work to get those bones out of the ground, t...



In November of last year paleontologists working in South Africa announced the discovery of Aardonyx celestae, a sauropodomorph dinosaur which has helped scientists better understand the evolution of the immense sauropod dinosaurs. It took quite a bit of work to get those bones out of the ground, though, and the new BBC documentary " Museum of Life" provides a behind-the-scenes look at the site from which this strange dinosaur has been recovered.
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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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