By excavating the earth, scientists often discover hundreds of thousands of years old secret things. And lately by excavating the ground, scientists have discovered the world’s biggest dinosaur in Argentina.
Three years ago, a family of rural farmers stumbled across an incredible archaeological site on their land in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The family notified nearby Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio (MEF). After digging that archaeological site, researchers found roughly 200 fossils.
Among the cache of fossils they’ve found significant pieces of the neck, back, and legs, as well as “most of the vertebrae of the tail.” Researchers believe these are of a dinosaur and most probably, it is the world’s largest dinosaur ever.
According to researchers, that dinosaur used to live some 95 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Its weight was nearly 80 tons (80,000 kg) and it was 65 feet tall (20 meters) excluding the tail. Measurements from its head to the tip of its tail suggest the dinosaur was totally over 130 feet (40 meters) long. Researchers have classified this dinosaur as a new species of Titanosaur, which is a group of extremely large sauropods.
While the lately discovered dinosaur does not yet have a name, scientists have said that the dinosaur “will be named describing its magnificence and in honor to both the region and the farm owners who alerted us about the discovery.”