As heavy every bit fourteen elephants, every bit long every bit 2 tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur
They may hold upwards the biggest boys on whatever block — whatever block, ever.
In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Sat yesteryear Argentina’s Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may hold upwards the largest to grace the Earth. At almost 130 feet (40 meters) long together with 180,000 pounds (80,000 kilograms), it’s no wonder, then, that these colossal creatures are dubbed titanosaurs — titan beingness a nod to the giants of ancient Greek mythology.
“It’s similar 2 trucks amongst a trailer each, i inwards forepart of the other, together with the weight of fourteen elephants together,” said Jose Luis Carballido, a dinosaur specialist at the Argentinian museum who played a large role inwards the discovery.
And, similar your woman nurture mightiness convey told you, these dinosaurs grew large together with rigid eating their vegetables.
These herbivores dated dorsum to almost 95 1000000 years ago, inwards the belatedly Mesozoic Era. In 2011, scientists exploring a remote swath of Argentina’s Patagonia around 160 miles (260 kilometers) from the urban nub of Trelew came across a site amongst 200 fossils — a honour that the museum characterized every bit “a dinosaur cemetery.”
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According to a intelligence unloose from the museum, these experts were able to slice together vii specimens of titanosaurs out of this. The belief is that they died together there, mayhap from dehydration or beingness stuck inwards the mud.
The uncovering of to a greater extent than than lx teeth from large carnivore dinosaurs (albeit no bones of carnivores) suggests what happened next: the titannosaur remains were eaten up.
“Probably, they went to (eat) the herbivores’ dead bodies,” said Carballido. “But the feast came at a price: The carnivores would lose many of their teeth every bit they attempted to seize amongst teeth the difficult pare together with flesh.”