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Largest Dinosaur Known Found in Argentina

by Virginia Avalos

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 90 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.The previous record holder, also in Argentina, the Argentinosaurus, was estimated to measure 36.6 meters long…

(read more: PhysOrg)

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