Dreadnoughtus discovery may be largest dino to ever walk Earth

Paleontologists may have discovered the largest dinosaur to ever walk the face of the Earth. (CNN/DREXEL UNIVERSITY)
Paleontologists may have discovered the largest dinosaur to ever walk the face of the Earth. (CNN/DREXEL UNIVERSITY)

ARGENTINA (CNN/DREXEL UNIVERSITY) — Paleontologists may have discovered the largest dinosaur to ever walk the face of the Earth. Fossils uncovered in Argentina have been identified as a new species called dreadnoughtus.

Scientists estimate this beast was 85 feet long and weighed about 65 tons. That’s as much as a dozen African elephants or even seven tyrannosaurs. Dreadnoughtus was a titanosaur, a group of long-necked sauropods that walked around on all fours. They resembled the giant brachiosaurs from “Jurassic Park,” but they were much larger.

A researcher says nearly 70 percent of the dreadnoughtus skeleton was intact, making it one of the best-preserved large dinosaurs ever found.

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