A new dinosaur with a heart in its tail was discovered by scientists.
The dinosaur, which feeds on plants, was discovered in Africa and reportedly lived 100 million years ago.
It was also great when walking on the Earth, as the dinosaur was a member of the Titanoza, a classification of the biggest animals ever lived, and weighs up to 20 tons.
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Besides its huge size, the 30-foot dinosaur showed another fascinating feature – heart-shaped bones in its tail.
Researchers named the dinosaur Mimavatouka Mojovichka of Swahili as "an animal from Muta" and a "tail in the heart" and joked that the animal "wore its heart in its tail".
In addition to its unique bone structure, the discovery of the remains of the dinosaurs found in the riverbed of the East African Trenching System of Tanzania allows scientists to pool information on how ecosystems evolved in Africa during the chalk.
Previously, the Titanozas were identified in South America, but the new species found in Tanzania, Egypt and other parts of the African continent offer a more complete picture of their evolution.
From the new dinosaur, lead author Dr. Eric Gorskek, who graduated from Ohio State University, a current research associate and professor at the University of the Midwest, said: "Although Titanozas have become one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs before the infamous mass disappearance Dinosaurs, their early evolutionary history remains obscure.
"Mummavuttuca helps to understand these beginnings – especially for their African side of history."
The new dinosaur, described in the PLOS ONE magazine, is one of the three new titans in the area. From the fossil remains, Mnimavamtouka is one of the most complete.
The petrified bones of the dinosaurs, first discovered in 2004 and excavated over the next five years, suggest that the animal also has similarities with another dinosaur "Malavisaur on the other side of the Tanzania-Malawi border," according to Dr. Gorskek.
According to Dr. Patrick O'Connor, professor of anatomy at Ohio University, the discoveries of the new dinosaurs are "like making four-dimensional binding points."
"Every new discovery adds a little more detail to the picture of what ecosystems in continental Africa have been during Cretaceous, which allows us to get a more holistic view of the biotic changes in the past," he said.
Judy Skog, Program Director at the Earth Sciences Department of the National Science Foundation, added: "It is also timely information on an animal with heart-shaped tail bones this week on Valentine's Day."
For the excavation of the remnants were used field teams hung on ropes and large mechanical excavators.
"Without the dedication of several field teams-including some whose members wore climbing facilities for early excavations-the skeleton would erode in the river during rather intense wet seasons in this part of the East African Tearing System," I said.
Researchers also found other East African breakout animals, including early Crocodile relatives, and evidence of "insect farming" from fossilized termites nests, as well as clues about the evolution of monkeys and monkeys.
"The history of Tanzania is far from complete, but we know enough to begin to ask what paleontological and geological similarities and differences exist with the nearby rock units," said Dr. Gorshtak. Mnyamawamtuka and other discoveries, I'm not sure to consider it as writing or reading the following chapters in Africa's paleontological book. I'm just excited to see where this story will take us. "
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