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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 8:37 p.m. PST

… of a Baby Sauropod.

"A rare egg fossil containing an unhatched dinosaur suggests baby sauropods were not miniaturized versions of the four-legged, long-necked behemoths we all know and love, exhibiting a unique set of physical characteristics that included a little rhino-like horn.

Baby titanosaurs—the largest group of sauropods—featured a prominent facial horn and a pair of forward-facing eyes that enabled stereoscopic vision, according to new research published today in Current Biology. These facial characteristics eventually disappeared as the babies matured into adults, but not before serving a valuable purpose, speculate the authors, led by Martin Kundrat from Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Slovakia…"

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