Fossils That Could Belong To World's Largest Ever Creature Found
Provided By - Video Elephant on January 22, 2021
Experts have uncovered the remains of a dinosaur they believe could be one of the largest creatures to have lived on Earth.
Paleontologists discovered the fossilized remains of a 98 million-year-old titanosaur in the Patagonian region of Argentina.
Titanosaurs are a diverse group of large sauropod dinosaurs. Sauropods had very long necks, long tails, and small heads.
Experts believe the creature to be the largest sauropod ever found and could exceed the size of a Patagotitan.
Patagotitan’s lived 100 million to 95 million years ago and measured up to 122 feet long and are a relation of titanosaurs.
Researchers will have to uncover more of the skeleton to get a more accurate idea of the size of the creature.
It is a huge dinosaur, but we expect to find much more of the skeleton in future field trips, so we'll have the possibility to address with confidence how really big it was, Alejandro Otero, Paleontologist With Argentina's Museo de La Plata.
The remains of the dinosaur were first discovered in 2012 but the remains have yet to be fully excavated.