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2014-05-18 05:33:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 130-foot long, 65-foot tall, 180,000-pound dinosaur believed to have been the largest creature ever to walk the Earth has been discovered by an agricultural worker in Argentina, various media outlets have reported. According to The Telegraph, the currently unnamed creature is believed to be a new species of titanosaur, a massive herbivore belonging to the long-necked sauropod group that lived in the Late Cretaceous period. The...

Largest Dinosaur Takes Digital Steps
2013-10-31 08:08:29

[ Watch The Video: Recreation Of Argentinosaurus Walking ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online British researchers have reconstructed one of the world’s largest dinosaurs, allowing the creature to take its first steps in over 94 million years. The University of Manchester team, along with scientists in Argentina, were able to laser scan a 40 meter-long skeleton of the massive Cretaceous Argentinosaurus dinosaur. They then used an advanced computer modeling technique...

Image 1 - North America's Biggest Dinosaur Revealed
2011-12-08 05:56:14

New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies and the State Museum of Pennsylvania has unveiled enormous bones from North America's biggest dinosaur. In a paper published Dec. 6 in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, MSU researcher Denver W. Fowler and coauthor Robert M. Sullivan from Harrisburg, Pa., describe two gigantic vertebrae and a femur that the team collected in New Mexico from 2003 to 2006. Carrying the vertebrae alone took most of a day and was a "killer" because...

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2011-03-24 11:10:00

Scientists of the Egidio Feruglio Museum revealed a new type of dinosaur that was discovered in the North Central Province of Chubut "“ the Leonerasaurus Taquetransis. Geologists at the museum, along with a student, made the discovery at a site with fossil remains from the Jurassic period (206-144 million years ago). Paleontologists believe that these fossils belong to a "missing link" dinosaur species which eventually evolved into the long-necked, long-tailed plant-eaters similar to...

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2009-10-07 14:15:00

French researchers claim they have uncovered what are likely the biggest dinosaur footprints in the world, left by giant sauropods that may have weighed 40 tons or more, AFP reported. The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) said a pair of amateur fossil-hunters discovered an extraordinary track of footprints in April this year in the Jura plateau at Plagne, near the southeastern city of Lyon. Professional paleontologists authenticated the find and said the prints are among the...

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2009-02-17 10:40:00

A researcher said Monday that scientists have found fossil remains of an omnivorous dinosaur in Argentina, a missing link to the carnivores. "It is an omnivore -- in other words it ate everything (plants and meat) -- which is the missing link between carnivorous dinosaurs and giant four-footed herbivores," said Oscar Alcober, also director of the Natural Sciences Museum in San Juan, 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) west of Buenos Aires. "This is a very important piece of the puzzle on the origin...

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2007-10-16 00:00:00

By MICHAEL ASTOR RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - The skeleton of what is believed to be a new dinosaur species - a 105-foot plant-eater that is among the largest dinosaurs ever found - has been uncovered in Argentina, scientists said Monday. Scientists from Argentina and Brazil said the Patagonian dinosaur appears to represent a previously unknown species of Titanosaur because of the unique structure of its neck. They named it Futalognkosaurus dukei after the Mapuche Indian words for "giant"...

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2006-04-17 17:50:00

NEW YORK -- Scientists are learning more about what appears to be one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs known, a two-legged beast whose bones were found several years ago in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of Argentina. One expert called the discovery the first substantial evidence of group living by large meat-eaters other than tyrannosaurs like T. rex. The creature, which apparently measured more than 40 feet long, is called Mapusaurus roseae. The discovery of Mapusaurus included bones...


Latest Argentinosaurus Reference Libraries

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2009-08-04 17:56:57

Argentinosaurus or "silver lizard" is a genus of sauropod dinosaur discovered by Guillermo Heredia in Argentina. It was named for the country in which it was discovered. Argentina is derived from the Latin word argentum, which means "silver". The dinosaur lived between 96 to 94 million years ago, during the Middle Cretaceous Period. Not much of the specimen has been recovered, but enough was found to make an estimate of the actual size of the animal. Gregory S Paul reconstructed the...

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