Scientists have discovered, on a large scale, that there are 98 million years old fossils in southwestern Argentina that they say are probably the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.
Human-sized fragments of fossil bone belonging to the giant seropod appear 10–20 percent larger than those responsible. Patagotin MayerumThe largest dinosaur ever identified, according to a statement by the CTYS Scientific Agency of the National University of La Matanza.
Sauropods were long-necked, long-tailed, plant-eating dinosaurs – the largest terrestrial creatures ever.
from them, Patagotin Mayerum, Also from Argentina, weighed about 70 tons and was 40 meters (131 ft) long, or about the length of four school buses.
Alejandro Otero of the Museo de la Plata, Argentina, has been working together on bits of new dinosaur likenesses and hitherto exposed pelvic bones from two dozen vertebrates.
He has published a paper on Unknown Dinosaurs for the scientific journal Cretaceous ResearchAccording to the university statement.
The search continues for more body parts buried deep in the rock. For scientists, sacred graves will be large femur or humerus bones, which are helpful in estimating the body mass of a long-extinct creature.
Large-scale fossils were discovered in Newquen River Valley in 2012, but excavation work began in 2015, according to Museo Agidio Ferruglio’s paleontologist Jose Luis Carballido.
“We have more than half the tail, a lot of hip bones,” said Carballo, who also worked on the classification Patagotin A few years ago.
“It’s obviously still inside the rock, so we have a few more years of digging ahead of us.”
The giant skeleton was found in the rock crust about 98 million years ago during the Upper Cretaceous period, said geologist Alberto Garrido, director of the Natural Sciences of the Museum of Zola.
“We suspect the sample may be complete or nearly complete,” he said.
“Everything depends on what happens to the excavation. But regardless of whether it’s bigger (than) Patagotin) Or not, the discovery of a monolithic dinosaur of such dimensions is a novelty. ”
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