of the world’s oldest dinosaur has been
discovered in the Jâm region of Bushehr province,
The dinosaur was believed to have roamed the earth
some 140-195 million years ago. The fossil
comprises of 160 fragments of bones which, if
conjoined, takes the shape of a giant creature
resembling an alligator measuring six to eight
meters in length.
An Iranian researcher, Badiheh Dashti, said that
this unique fossil belonged to an aquatic dinosaur
whose exact shape is still unknown.
In fact, zoologists can make out the dinosaur’s
skeleton by considering the size of its vertebrae
Dashti noted that the fossil was discovered about
four years ago and research conducted on the
fossil proves that Jâm is the site where the
first humans appeared.
“This fossil presumably dates back to the
Jurassic geological era (first to third geological
era). The geological era and the species of the
dinosaur still have to be determined by a team of
top experts,“ she added.
Dashti pointed out that each vertebra of this
fossil measures between two to five centimeters.
The skull of the fossil is similar to that of a
snake and alligator and the jaw is located in the
The fossil is strikingly similar to a 40-meter
dinosaur which can be seen in London’s Natural