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Largest Dinosaur on Record Discovered

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Fossils of a creature believed to be the largest dinosaur ever to walk the Earth have been uncovered in Argentina. The scientists recently excavated the remains after a local farm worker stumbled upon them in the desert near La Flecha, about 750 miles southwest of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires.



About 150 bones have been unearthed so far and the leader Dr. Jose Luis Caraballido says that they are in “remarkable condition”. They have calculated that the bones are from 7 different animals all together, where the largest bone was larger and wider than the archaeologists themselves.

Based on this large bone, likely the femur or the thigh bone, they have estimated that this animal would have weighed roughly 77 tons. It was also likely about 130 feet long and 65 feet tall, drastically dwarfing anything that walked the earth alongside it when it was alive some 95 to 100 million years ago.