Triassic skulls excavated in Greenland reveal a dinosaur with the ‘cold leg’

An illustration of the newly named dinosaur Issi saaneq, which lived in Greenland 214 million years ago, when the supercontinent Pangea split apart. (Photo credit: Victor Beccari)

A huge dinosaur that roamed Greenland 214 million years ago is a new species, making it the first of its kind to reach such high northern latitudes on the now partially frozen island.

The two newly described dinosaur skulls, which were excavated 27 years ago but incorrectly classified, belong to a new species of bipedal sauropodomorphs, a group that includes predecessors to the largest dinosaurs that have ever walked the planet, a new study shows.

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