Saturday, May 17, 2014

The biggest news this week came out of Argentina.

Just in case you missed it: it's the dinosaur in a dinosaur's nightmares. Aaaah!

Largest dinosaur? New heavyweight unearthed in Argentina

Analysis of the 90-million-year-old fossil suggests the dinosaur weighed about 100 tons - the equivalent of 14 grown elephants

Paleontologists in Patagonia, southern Argentina on Friday announced they have unearthed a 90-million-year-old fossil of what they claim is the largest dinosaur found to date.
"It's the largest example ever found," said Ruben Cuneo, director of the Feruglio Museum of Trelew, a city founded by Welsh settlers in the 1860s.
The new kind of dinosaur dwarfs even the Argentinosaurus, the previous largest contender. It is a 40-metre (130-foot) long sauropod discovered in farmland about 260 kilometres (160 miles) from the town of Trelew.
The dinosaur weighed about 100 tons, the equivalent of 14 grown elephants, said the museum director. A complete skeleton was found in a field discovered by a farm worker last year, where up to seven such complete skeletons are believed to exist, in the locality of El Sombrero.

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