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Photos: School-Bus-Size Dinosaur Discovered in Egypt

Future paleontologists

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(Image credit: Hesham Sallam/Mansoura University)

Mansoura University vertebrate paleontology student Iman El-Dawoudi shows M. shahinae's lower jaw to two budding Egyptian paleontologists.

International peers

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(Image credit: Mansoura University)

Study co-researchers Eric Gorscak (left), Iman El-Dawoudi (center) and Matt Lamanna (right) study the lower jaw of M. shahinae.

"It's absolutely rare to find dinosaurs in Egypt, though that situation is beginning to change, thanks mostly to the efforts of my friend/collaborator Hesham Sallam and his team," Lamanna told Live Science in an email.

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