Recently Discovered Titanosaur Is So Huge, It Barely Fits into a Museum


Researcher Pablo Puerta next to the titanosaur's femur. Image: José María Farfaglia and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio.
Researcher Pablo Puerta next to the titanosaur’s femur. Image: José María Farfaglia and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio.
A full-size cast of one of the largest animals ever to walk the planet will be unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) next month. Measuring 122 feet long and weighing in at about 70 tons, this giant titanosaur lived about 100 million years ago in Cretaceous Argentina.

By Becky Ferreira|MOTHERBOARD

A wealth of its remains were discovered in Patagonia last year, so recently that the species hasn’t even been given an official name yet.

“What they discovered is a cemetery of dinosaurs the likes of which we had never seen in the history of Argentine paleontology,“ Ruben Cuneo, director of the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, told US News in the wake of the find.

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