Who discovered mokele?
Von Stein was ordered to conduct a survey of German colonies in what is now Cameroon in 1913. He heard stories of an enormous reptile called “Mokele-mbembe” alleged to live in the jungles, and included a description in his official report.
Where did the Mokele Mbembe come from?
In short, the concept of the mokele-mbembe as a living sauropod seems to have originated as a consequence of both a ‘dino-mania’ craze sweeping the world during the early 1900s, and of crass, erroneous stereotyping of African biological history – a view of Africa as somehow more ‘prehistoric’ than the rest of the world …
Are there still dinosaurs in Africa?
This is a list of dinosaurs whose remains have been recovered from Africa. Africa has a rich fossil record, but it is patchy and incomplete. It is rich in Triassic and Early Jurassic dinosaurs….List of African dinosaurs.
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Did sauropods exist?
But the most obvious problem is that there’s no trace of sauropods in the fossil record—at all—in the 65 million years since the end-Cretaceous extinction. Nothing. The last of these dinosaurs died out long ago, and there is not even a scintilla of evidence that sauropods survived past the close of the Mesozoic.
Are Brontosaurus still alive?
Brontosaurus had a long, thin neck and a small head adapted for a herbivorous lifestyle, a bulky, heavy torso, and a long, whip-like tail. The various species lived during the Late Jurassic epoch, in the Morrison Formation of what is now North America, and were extinct by the end of the Jurassic.
Why dinosaurs are so big?
They had hollow bones, didn’t chew their food, they had incredibly long necks, and likely possessed huge stomachs. These traits are theorized to be key in how they attained their enormous size.