In a Breakthrough Move, Scientists Discovered New Species of Duckbilled Dinosaurs that Crossed Treacherous Ocean to Reach Africa

Several species of dinosaurs have been known to exist in past and the researches for more in this field is still going on. Even recently fossils of Duckbill Dinosaurs have been found out in Africa. This means that these dinosaurs travelled about hundred kilometres to get to the continent.

Before this, the fossils of Ajnabia odysseus, a type of plant-eating duckbill dinosaur was found in rocks of a mine on Morocco. Scientists found out that it was about 66 million years ago, that is the end of Cretaceous period.

The average size of these Ajnabia odysseus dinosaurs was about ten feets or three meters, that is similar to the size of a pony however, some of these species were found to be as long as 49 feets or 15 meters. These facts about the Ajnabia Odysseus dinosaurs have been found out with the help of the studies done by its fossils.

However, the experts are still confused as to how did these dinosaurs reach Africa because it is an isolated continent completely surrounded by sea during those times. More research needs to be done to solve this mystery. Duckbill dinosaurs were first discovered in North America which is where it evolved. But later they moved on to South America, Europe and Asia too.

Nicholas Longrich, an expert Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath said that this was the last thing on the world that he could have expected. It’s still a question that how did they reach to Africa when it was completely isolated due to water all around it.

The only way they could have reached the place is by rafting on debris, swimming or floating with the help of their large tail and strong legs.