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Brazil's Biggest Dinosaur Unveiled

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#1    Roj47


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Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:58 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Scientists on Monday unveiled a replica of a skeleton scientists said was from the largest dinosaur species yet discovered in Brazil -- a mid-sized herbivore that roamed central Brazil some 80 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period.

A scientific description of the dinosaur, which represents a previously unknown species and measured some 13 yards from head to tail, was published on Aug. 11 in Brazilian National Museum's bulletin.

Scientists named the dinosaur species Maxakalisaurus topai in homage to the Maxakali Indian tribe, which inhabits the region of Minas Gerais state where the bones were found.


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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:41 AM

It's funny to think that's the biggest ever to have roamed Brazil, as their neighbor Argentina has both Argentinosaurus and Giginatosaurus.

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