A Mohawk constructed of Massive Spikes is said to have been worn by this new species of dinosaurs. Argentina’s paleontologists have unearthed a new Dinosaur species that existed 140 million years ago. Dinosaurs possessed a remarkable backbone with exceptionally sharp and lengthy spikes, according to the petrified bones recovered in Patagonia.
The monster, known as ‘Bajadasaurus pronuspinax,’ is said to have lived 140 million years ago.
It has the most severe kind of backbone spikes, according to researchers. The dinosaur was most likely herbivorous and lived at the beginning of the Cretaceous epoch.
Experts believe the dinosaur’s spikes were wrapped in thick sheaths that gave them a horn-like function, which might have acted as an attacking and protective trait, as well as making male dinosaurs more sexually attractive.
Furthermore, the dinosaur’s back extension may have aided in body temperature regulation. Scientists further speculate that, like camels, the huge spikes may have a fleshy hump between the spines that helped to store reserves.
Pablo Gallina, a scientist from the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, discussed the newly discovered dinosaur:
“These spines must have been encased in a keratin sheath, similar to what happens in many animals’ horns.” We believe that if they had merely been naked bone structures or were only covered by skin, they may have been readily shattered or fractured by a blow or when attacked by other animals.”
Paleontologists believe Bajadasaurus pronuspinax belonged to the broader sauropods group of dinosaurs, which walked the world from the Early Jurassic to the Early Cretaceous era and were distinguished by diminutive size, short-necked sauropods.
The Cultural Science Centre in Buenos Aires has a facsimile of the Bajadasaurus fossils on exhibit.
April 2022 update: The neural spines of these creatures were bifurcated and exceedingly elongated, and they were assumed to extend from the neck vertebrae. Although its specific purpose is unknown, these elongated spines, which mirror those of the closely related Amargasaurus, are thought to have acted as a type of predator defence system.
CONICET researchers discovered the single specimen in 2010 at a place named Bajada Colorada, along the Limay River’s western bank in Patagonia.