Remains of giant dinosaur found in Antarctica
December 22, 2011 | 24 comments
Image Credit: Gerhard Boeggemann
The fossil remains were that of a gigantic Titanosaur that would have roamed the Earth 70m years ago.
While fossils of large sauropod dinosaurs have been found all over the world it is the first time that they've been found in the Antarctic. "Our finding indicates that advanced titanosaurs achieved a global distribution at least by the Late Cretaceous," said Dr Ignacio Alejandro Cerda. It is thought that some titanosaurs would have reached a staggering 100ft in height.
Titanosaurs were sauropods - four-legged herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails. Their remains have been found around the world but this is the first evidence they may have roamed Antarctica.
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