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World’s Largest Dinosaur Ever!

January 21st, 2016

Titanosaur. Photo credit: Edward Blake via Flickr/Creative Commons

The biggest dinosaur ever to walk the Earth is now on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

It’s being called Titanosaur (until it gets a more official, scientific name) …  but it’s ssssssoooo big that just its thigh bone is taller than a person. What!!

The entire skeleton is 122-feet long — too long for the gallery at the museum. Its neck, which is 39-feet long, extends into another room!

It would have weighed as much as 10 African elephants (70 tons), the heaviest animals on Earth today!

The New York Times reports that it would have barely had to move to have mowed/eaten the equivalent of the field at Yankee Stadium … in just one morning’s feeding. Again, what!!!

The first fossil was found by a rancher in Argentina. Little did paleontologists (people who study dinosaurs) know the huge find waiting for them. One of the excavators, Dr. Diego Pol realized “…this was a once-in-a-lifetime discovery.” That’s him lying on the ground being dwarfed by the thigh bone in the video. Its leg is the size of a living room couch! Yikes!

But just when you think you’ve found the largest one ever … it seems the discoveries are far from over. Another paleontologist added: “Every time we find the biggest dinosaur, we find a bigger one in the next dig.”

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