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Biggest Dinosaur Believed Found in Argentina
A Patagonian Plant-eater from the Cretaceous Period
January 27, 2000

A villager from a desolate part of southern Patagonia in Argentina recently found the fossil of what may be the world's biggest-known dinosaur. This enormous plant-eater, a sauropod, may have been 157 to 167 feet (48-51 m) long. Living during the early Cretaceous period, about 105 million years ago, this behemoth is probably even bigger than Argentinosaurus, another giant plant-eater found nearby.

Argentinian paleontologist and director of the Florentino Ameghino museum in southern Rio Negro province, Carlos Munoz said, "Two cervical vertebrae 3.94 feet high were found, in addition to a femur 6.56 feet in height and some other indicative bones." "We are going to be working until Jan. 31 and then we will take everything to the museum to remove the sediment, study it and later mount a presentation," said Munoz.

As of January, 2000, this dinosaur is yet unnamed; its classification has not yet been determined.

RELATED LINKS
Information about sauropods, plant-eating dinosaurs

A pack of Giganotosaurus (huge meat-eating dinosaurs) found in Patagonia

Information sheet on Giganotosaurus

Other extreme dinosaurs - biggest, smallest, fastest, smartest, etc.

Other fossils found in South America.

A Geologic Time Chart.




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