Grösster Saurier lebte in Patagonien,
Fosilien einer neuen Diosaurier Art in Argentinien, Patagonien entdeckt. Der lebende Dinosaurier hatt ein geschätztes Gewicht von 77 Tonnen. (News Meldung vom looksouthtours Blog.)
A local farmer in Argentina found the remains of the fossilised bones of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.
Palaentologists believe it is a new species of titanosaur- part of a diverse group of sauropod dinosaurs that were characterised by their long necks and tails and small heads.
The mega dino would have weighed in at 77 tons, making it seven tons heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus, or as heavy as 14 African elephants! According to the measurements of its gigantic thigh bones, the herbivore would have been 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.
The creature, which lived in the forests of Patagonia between 95 and 100 million years ago, was yet to be named.
“It will be named describing its magnificence and in honour to both the region and the farm owners who alerted us about the discovery,” the researchers said.