Ultrasauros to differentiate the two discoveries. Unfortunately, it seems that neither of these dinosaurs are new discoveries. The Asian one was a fairly ordinary sauropod, and the American one is generally believed to be a big Brachiosaurus.

The whole Ultrasaurus episode highlights the problems that palaeontologists encounter when unearthing dinosaurs. So many dinosaurs are known only from a minimal amount of remains that confusion like this is bound to occur. Perhaps some palaeontologists have been a bit too eager to find a new species of dinosaur since to discover a new one is both exciting and prestigious.

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