'World's largest dinosaur' discovered in Argentina

The world’s biggest dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina, by a local farmer and excavated by paleontologists from Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio. (Photo courtesy: The Guardian)

The world’s biggest dinosaur fossils have been discovered in Argentina by a local farmer.

The newly-found fossils were uncovered in a desert in Patagonia, a southern Argentine region, and excavated by paleontologists from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio.

Based on the measurements of its gigantic bones, the creature is believed to have measured 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall and weighed 77 tons, according to experts.

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Paleontologists think it is a new species of Titanosaur dating from the Cretaceous era, which is known for being the last period of the "Age of Dinosaurs."

Around 150 bones of the new species were discovered in “in remarkable condition,” according to experts.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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