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World’s biggest dinosaur found in Argentina

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In accordance to the dimensions of its gigantic thigh bones, the herbivore would have been 40m (130ft) lengthy and 20m (65ft) tall, the BBC reported.

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Palaeontologists believe it’s a brand new types of titanosaur – component of a diverse team of sauropod dinosaurs that had been characterised by their lengthy necks and tails and little minds – dating from the Cretaceous duration.

The mega dino would have weighed in at 77 tonnes (the equivalent of roughly 14 elephants), making it seven tonnes heavier than the earlier record owner Argentinosaurus.

A farm worker found the fossilised keeps in wilderness land near Los Angeles Flecha, which is around 250km (135 miles) western of Trelew, Patagonia.

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Researchers from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Ferugliom excavated the fossils and discovered seven partial skeletons, amounting to around 150 bones.

The scientists, led by Dr Jose Luis Carballido and Dr Diego Pol, told the BBC: “Given the size of these bones, which surpass any of the formerly known giant animals, the brand new dinosaur is the biggest animal known that stepped on Earth.

“Its size, from its mind to the tip of its end, had been 40m.

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“Standing with its throat up, it had been about 20m high – equal to a seven-storey building.”

They included that the creature, which lived in the woodlands of Patagonia between 95 and 100 million many years ago, had been however to be known as.

“It’s going to be called explaining its magnificence plus in honour to both the area and the farm owners whom alerted united states about the finding,” the scientists stated.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.