Titanosaurus Rex

(Dr. Diego Pol lays next to the gigantic thigh-bone uncovered in Patagonia. Image Credit: BBC)

Dr. Diego Pol lays next to the gigantic thigh-bone uncovered in Patagonia. (Image Credit: BBC)

Meet the largest animal to have walked on Earth.  No, the newly discovered herbivore from the Late Cretaceous is not a relative of Tyrannosaurus! 

By Kristen E. Strubberg Editor-in-Chief

This creature definitively earns the title of “King”: scientists speculate that the animal reached heights of 65 feet and lengths of 130 feet and weighed around 77 tons.  Paleontologists Dr. Diego Pol and Dr Jose Luis Carballido postulated the still unnamed sauropod’s size from an enormous thigh bone recently unearthed in the Patagonia region of Argentina.

 

In all, the site contained 150 bones belonging to 7 different skeletons of the new species.

(Survey of the site. Image credit: BBC)

(Survey of the site. Image credit: BBC)

Read more at the BBC.

P.S.  The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) still holds the all-time record for largest animal ever to have on Earth, underwater or above ground)

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