Scientists in Argentina have uncovered the bones of a creature believed to be the world's biggest dinosaur. The big guy would have weighed 77 metric tons, seven heavier than the previous record holder, the Argentinosaurus. Truly a sad day to be the ghost of an Argentinosaurus.
Scientists who spoke to the BBC believe that it is a new species of titanosaur, which is an enormous herbivore from the Late Cretaceous period, characterized by small heads, long necks, and long tails. Based on measurements of its thigh bones, the dinosaur would have been 130 feet long and 65 feet tall.
After a local farm worker stumbled upon the remains, paleontologists unearthed the partial skeletons of seven individuals, about 150 bones in total, all in "remarkable condition."
The dinosaur doesn't have a name yet, but the researchers told the BBC, "It will be named describing its magnificence and in honor to both the region and the farm owners who alerted us about the discovery."
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