Examining the remains of the late Cretaceous herbivorous dinosaur, researchers found traces of abnormal calcium deposits in some of its bones, the first time the diseases has been found in dinosaurs.
The dentary bone with two rows of cusps on molars and double-rooted teeth is the oldest of its type in the world and belonged to a new early-diverging haramiyid species from the late Triassic period named Kalaallitkigun jenkinsi (Greenlandic for 'tooth from Greenland') by its discoverers.
It has long been thought the great reptiles evolved from two-legged animals but the Silesaurus could change all that.
The bones of the giant creatures which could grow to over 10 m in length, weighed up to several dozen tonnes and roamed the waters 150 million years ago, were discovered by Palaeontologists in a field of corn in the village of Krzyżanowice.
The ‘dinosaur’ app from Warsaw-based start-up Immersion, lets visitors to New York’s Museum of Natural History explore the world and biology of the fearsome predator in full virtual reality.