Titanosaur, biggest dino ever, discovered

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

titanosaur fossils
The titanosaur’s thigh bones are taller than an average man.

Just as Godzilla roars to life in the theaters, the biggest dinosaur ever was recently discovered in Argentina.

The mega fossils of the so-called “Titanosaur” indicate that this massive beast was as heavy as 14 African elephants at 77 tons (154,000 pounds), measured 130 feet long, and stood at a towering 65 feet.

The previous record-holder, the Argentinosaurus (also found in Argentina), was about 7 tons less heavy. I guess there was some seriously delicious food for these enormous bad boys in the southern tip of South America!

Titanosaurs were a diverse group of long-necked, long-tailed, and thick-legged creatures that ate plants, and this new one seems to be the most gigantic ever.

Paleontologists (fossil scientists) believe the newfound and as yet unnamed dinosaur lived in the forests of Patagonia between 95-100 million years ago. It was accidentally unearthed by a local farm worker in a desert in Patagonia, where many important dinosaur discoveries have been made.

Featured image courtesy of PaleoGuy on deviantART. Image of fossils courtesy of Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio.