Canadian Paleontologists of the University of Alberta discovered a new long neck dinosaur from Central China.
Phillip Currie, head of the research team informs that the specie has a 25 feet long neck which is half of its entire body length. It belongs to the late Jurassic era, that indicates it is approximately 160 million years old.
In 2006, Local Farmers of Qinjijan uncovered the skeleton of the huge dinosaur. They were digging for a fish pond when they came across the enormous dinosaur.
Lida Xing, member of the research group sheds light on the latest findings. She reveals that Qijianlong is the name given to the new specie. It was selected because farmers believed that the skeleton is quite similar to one of the Chinese mythical dragons.
Additionally, scientists accepted the fact that there are numerous other long necked dinosaurs. They usually have a neck which is 30 percent equal to its body. However, recently uncovered dinosaur contains a neck of almost 50 percent of its body.
Surprisingly, the head of the dinosaur is still attached to its body. Tesuto Miyashita, doctoral student at University of Alberta states that it is unusual to discover a head and neck connected to its body. Generally, the head of dinosaur is can be effortlessly separated.