Well-preserved dinosaur fossil identified – view

This is what a research team led by Victor Beccari from the University of São Paulo reports in the specialist magazine “Plos One”.

The fossil of the species Tupandactylus navigans is embedded in six limestone slabs. It was seized during a raid in Santos, one of the largest ports in Brazil – along with many other well-preserved fossils. The researchers put the plates together and examined the animal using computed tomography, among other things.