Fossilized Bones of 77 Ton Titanosaur Unearthed in Argentina

Posted on May 17, 2014

Femur of the world's largest dinosaur


BBC News reports that paleontologists from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio, led by Dr. Jose Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol, have unearthed the fossilized bones of the largest known dinosaur to walk the Earth. The dinosaur is believed to be a new species of titanosaur that weighed 77 tons. BBC News says this would make it 7 tons heavier than the precious record holder, Argentinosaurus. The dinosaur was 130 feet (40 meters) long and 65 feet (20 meters) tall. A man is pictured next to the femur of the dinosaur in the above photograph.

Dr. Pol told CBS News says they have discovered over 200 bones of the massive dinosaur. The fossils were first discovered by a local farmer in 2012. Take a look:



The museum also has its own story on the find, but the site is currently overloaded.

Photo: Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio