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Biggest Dinosaur Ever Discovered

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A farmer in La Flecha, Patagonia, Argentina, stumbled upon some ancient bones and paleontologists set to work unearthing them. The team from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio, led by Dr. Jose Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol, have so far dug up around 150 bones, representing the remains of seven individual dinosaurs of a previously-unknown species. And they are bigger than any dinosaurs found before.

Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.

Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus.

Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.

The dinosaur species does not yet have a name. One of the scientists said, "It will be named describing its magnificence and in honour to both the region and the farm owners who alerted us about the discovery.” Which rules out “Godzilla,” I suppose. Read more about the discovery at BBC News. -via reddit


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