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Bizarre Long-Necked, Horned Archosaur Named

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A new open-access (huzzah!) paper in Nature Scientific Reports has been released that describes Shringasaurus indicus, a new archosaur with Triceratops-like horns and an elongated neck from the Mid-Triassic of India.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-08658-8

Honestly, Shringasaurus has hands-down one of the strangest bauplans I've ever seen in an animal. Just look at the skeletal reconstruction from the paper:

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Looks like Irwin Allen had it righter than he thought.

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57 minutes ago, Oniomancer said:

Looks like Irwin Allen had it righter than he thought.

8384a-thelostworld2.png

It seems that life does indeed imitate art; Shringasaurus is uncannily similar to Allen's old "slurpasaur".

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