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The worlds largest dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia, Argentina is over 95 millions years old

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Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what is thought to be the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth. The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on four legs and lived some 95 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.

The animals leg alone is 2.4 metres in length. Known as the Argentinosaurus, de Neuquén until a real name is found.

The dinosaur was found 260 km West of Trelew in Chubut, Patagonia after a farm worker found a huge bone and authorities decide to dig it out.

With a length of over 40 metres and a height of over 6 stories plus weighing over 80 tonnes it would not have been an animal to mess with. Don’t worry it was long gone nearly 90 million years ago and in any case was a confirmed vegetarian.

“This is a true paleontological treasure,” Carballido said in a statement on Friday on the local museum website.

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