PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Scientists with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are discussing their part in the groundbreaking discovery of a new species of dinosaur.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Winter Storm Blankets Pittsburgh Region With Heavy Snowfall
Fossils for the dinosaur were found in the Sahara Desert in Egypt.
They say this dinosaur was a long-necked plant-eater the size of a school bus.READ MORE: PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Storm System Moves Into Pittsburgh Area
On Monday, the scientists gave the dinosaur its formal scientific name, Mansourasaurus shahinae.
Scientists say the discovery helps to better identify when dinosaur life came to an end in Africa.MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Massive Winter Storm System Brings Snow To Pittsburgh Area
To read more about the discovery, visit the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s website here.