Dinosaur Discovered in Patagonia – Named “Small Head”

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 5, 2004   View Article

Argentine paleontologists have discovered a 13-foot (4-meter) plant-eating dinosaur with a long neck and small head that roamed the southern tip of South America about 70 million years ago.

The team, led by Fernando Novas of the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences in Buenos Aires, named the dinosaur Talenkauen santacrucensis. Talenkauen means “small head” in the Aonikenk Indian language.

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