Jul 5, 2020

The New Biggest Dinosaur Ever Has Been Found And It’s 10 Times Larger Than A T-Rex

It's as big as 14 elephants, two semi-trucks, or 10 T-rex.
World's Largest Dinosaur
G. Lio/PAPatagotitan Mayorum
Aureliano Hernandez — an Argentinian shepherd — saw a bone sticking out from under a rock in 2013.Paleontologists were contacted, but Hernandez passed away before they had a chance to make it out to the farm where he worked. Aureliano would never know, then, that his discovery was actually the thigh bone of the largest dinosaur ever uncovered.Now, four years later, a team of scientists from the Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum has published its official account of the creature along with its name:
Patagotitan mayorum.
The name comes from the Patagonia region where it was found, the Greek word titan (meaning large), and the last name of the family who owns the farm where the bones were discovered.
The initial fossil discovered by the shepherd took two weeks to unearth, measuring eight feet long.
It looked like the thigh bone of a titanosaur, but there was no way titanosaurs were that big, researchers thought.They initially estimated that the creature to whom the thigh belonged would have been 130 feet long and weighed around 77 tons — which is like 14 elephants, a seven-story building or two semi-trucks.

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