One of the largest dinosaur skeletons in Europe has been found in Els Ports de Morella in the Valencia region of eastern Spain. Spanish paleontologist Jose Miguel Gasulla said in a statement to the Spanish press that the giant bones of the dinosaur skeleton unearthed in Els Ports de Morella had been well preserved for more than 100 million years under the swamps and large ferns typical of the region.
Stating that it is already known that dinosaur species belonging to the Lower Cretaceous period, which is accepted to have started 145 million years ago and ended 66 million years ago, Gasulla said that the latest dinosaur skeleton is one of the largest found in Europe and a new species unearthed in the Iberian Peninsula.
It was stated that the skeleton in question, which belonged to the dinosaur species called Sauropoda, had vertebrae more than 1 meter wide and a femur about 2 meters high.
It was shared that a total of four dinosaur skeletons were found in the region and three of them belonged to the new species.
"This site is key to the study of dinosaur remains in Spain. It is also one of the best records of the Lower Cretaceous of Europe and a place that is expanding the diversity of dinosaurs. We're used to getting good news from here. It's also a big event for the international scientific community," Gasulla said.