The Brontosaurus, known for its long neck and tail, is one of the most recognizable and beloved dinosaurs. But for more than a century scientists believed it never actually existed.
Until now, that is. A recent study published in the journal PeerJ has resurrected the famed “thunder lizard,” a move that could improve our picture of the family tree of some of the longest creatures ever to roam the Earth.
“We knew it would be a major finding because Brontosaurus is such a popular name,” Emanuel Tschopp, a paleontologist at the Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal who led the study, told Nature. “I’m pretty sure there will be a scientific discussion around this. I hope there will be. That’s how science works.” READ MORE.