Argentina Fossils Largest Dinosaur Ever
BUENOS AIRES: Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.
The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on four legs and lived some 95 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.
Researchers say the plant-eating dinosaur weighed the equivalent of more than 14 African elephants, or about 100 tonnes, and stretched up to 40 meters (130 feet) in length.
Photos show a fossilized femur larger than the paleontologist pictured next to it. Further exciting researchers, bones from at least seven individual dinosaurs, including some believed to be younger, were found at the site.
This is “the most complete discovery of this type of giant dinosaur in the world, a momentous discovery for science,” cheered Jose Luis Carballido, one of eight scientists who participated in the research.