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Attenborough to reveal largest ever dinosaur


Posted on Friday, 15 January, 2016 | Comment icon 10 comments

The new species was a true prehistoric giant. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Gerhard Boeggemann
The gargantuan reptile, which measured 37 meters in length, was recently unearthed in Argentina.
The largest dinosaur ever to walk the face of the Earth, this colossal beast would have weighed in excess of 70 tonnes - that's equivalent to 920 average human adults.

Its massive thigh bone, which at 8ft long is itself taller than a human, was discovered in 2014 at a farm in Argentina's Chubut province. Paleontologists who went to the site to investigate eventually managed to dig up a further 220 bones belonging to seven dinosaurs of the same species.

Excavation leader Dr Diego Pol described the find as a "palaeontological crime scene."

"According to our estimates this animal weighed 70 tones," he said. "A comparison of the back bones shows that this animal was 10 per cent larger than Argentinosaurus, the previous record holder. So we have discovered the largest dinosaur ever known."

Now with scientists having carefully pieced together what this enormous creature would have looked like, a reconstruction of its appearance - along with detailed information about the discovery - is set to be revealed by naturalist Sir David Attenborough in a new BBC series on Sunday 24th January.

An official name for the new dinosaur however has still to be determined.

Source: Independent | Comments (10)

Tags: Dinosaur

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by AustinHinton on 15 January, 2016, 17:54
I think that this species' skull looks like a cross between a Diplodocid and a Brachiosaur.
Comment icon #2 Posted by MissJatti on 15 January, 2016, 18:06
I will sure be watching Sir David Attenborough, bring this gargantuan to TV on the 24th
Comment icon #3 Posted by SHSL Medical Killer on 15 January, 2016, 18:09
More dinosaurs! This dino doesn't have a name yet, though. It better be somefin cool.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Taun on 15 January, 2016, 18:50
More dinosaurs! This dino doesn't have a name yet, though. It better be somefin cool. I propose naming it "Bighonkingmegasaurus Rex"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Aftermath on 15 January, 2016, 21:26
The gargantuan reptile, which measured 37 meters in length, was recently unearthed in Argentina. Whoa - that's BIG!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Sundew on 15 January, 2016, 21:35
I propose naming it "Bighonkingmegasaurus Rex" Governmentus bloatacus.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Aftermath on 15 January, 2016, 21:41
Ingentesticulissaurs Well, at least the males.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 16 January, 2016, 14:14
Marine biology fanboys,eat your heart out.Sincerely, paleontologist enthusiasts.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jungleboogie on 16 January, 2016, 18:23
I wonder if the sketch is at all accurate. 70 tons you would think it would be all legs, how does it support that mass? If it was close to Terra's current gravitational draw I should think that dinosaur would collapse into itself.
Comment icon #10 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 16 January, 2016, 19:38
There is one more estimated at 40 to 50m in length. But it was only based on an old drawing on a single bone part. The bone was lost..


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