Paleontologists now say that the remains of a titanosaur discovered several years ago in Patagonia may belong to an animal larger than the largest dinosaur known to date.
In northwest Patagonia, in Neuquen County, a collection of bones from the sauropod, a type of dinosaur with extremely long necks and large round tails and legs, was found. Herbivores are the largest land animals that have ever been found.
Recent bone remains, which paleontologists write about in a professional journal Cretaceous search, Believed to come from an unknown group of Patagonia sauropods.
The researchers wrote that the new species “is considered one of the largest ever found, and may be larger than Patagotitan.” Paleontologists discovered the remains of Patagotitan in 2013, which may have weighed 60,000 kilograms and was more than 31 meters long. So the bones that exist now belong to a larger animal.
Sauropods are widespread. Fossils have appeared on every continent on Earth, even Antarctica. The largest animal that ever lived was the blue whale, which could reach 33.5 meters in length and weigh 173 tons.
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