Dinosaur skeleton found by resident in Libyan Sahara

Dinosaur skeleton found by resident in Libyan Sahara

September 13, 2021 - 15:07
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A Libyan resident living near the Sahara Desert has found a skeleton thought to be the remains of a small dinosaur that lived in the Libyan desert some million years ago.

The skeleton was about the size of a palm, but it bore a strong head and visible jaws.

The resident who found the dinosaur's skeleton -identified to be Ahmed. A- said that he knew that this was definitely nothing he had come across before.

Despite its small size, it had large teeth and a strong jaw, so I thought I got to check this out, he told the Libyan news agency.

Ahmed contacted specialists in paleontology, who told him that what he found belonged to the Congo Navon Kelly species that preceded the dinosaurs and the flying pterosaurs, some of them, were no more than ten centimeters long.

The pictures taken of the skeleton show that the dinosaur was an adult when it died due to the growth rings of its bones.

Ahmed confirmed that this experience drew his attention to the era of the dinosaurs and motivated him to study and explore more on these species. He expressed his willingness to hand over what he found to a scientific institution or university.