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Drifting Dinosaurs

Text by:
Giancarlo Ligabue

Archivio Ligabue - Massimo Cappon - Enrico Massidda


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For a long time the unchallenged rulers of the whole planet, dinosaurs are still a presence today, insofar as their fossils are still found all over the world. In the 155 million years of their evolutional adventure they managed to colonize all the emerged lands in the Mesozoic period, sometimes known as the age of reptiles.
Until recently it was thought that the Antarctic had definitely been out of bounds for large reptiles and for all forms of vertebrates. This line of reasoning was conditioned by the difficulties involved in carrying out research in such a faraway region with a severe climate and land mass almost totally covered in ice. Moreover, it was difficult to understand how any vertebrates could have arrived in those glacial reaches.

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