Just in time for the Valentine’s Day, the scientists have discovered a new dinosaur with heart-shaped tail bones. As per the experts, the titanosaur discovery is the major one on dinosaur evolution in Africa, where its partial skeleton was found from a quarry alongside the Mtuka river in south-west Tanzania.
Its scientific name, Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia, is derived from Swahili and translates as ‘animal of the Mtuka (with) a heart-shaped tail’.
Scientists say that these animals weighed up to 70 tonnes are included in the list of largest animals that ever talked the Earth. They are long necked plant-eaters that stood on four legs and were widespread around the world.
As per the researchers, they lived towards the end of the dinosaurs’ reign in the Cretaceous era more than 65 million years ago.