Italy's history rewritten as trove of 'exceptional' dinosaur fossils stuns excavators

The area was believed to have been part of an island out in the proto-Mediterranean Sea that scientists have called Tethys.

According to the experts, this supported previous, incorrect theories about a dinosaur discovered at the site.

The skeleton, which was dubbed Antonio, was thought to have been a dwarf species in line with the accepted theory that evolution shrunk bigger animals in environments with restricted resources.

Now, the Bologna researchers concluded in their study that Antonion was likely a juvenile dinosaur, whereas the much bigger Bruno, was simply older.


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