Largest Dinosaur Fossil Ever Found In Brazil

Posted: Oct 6 2016, 3:29am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 6 2016, 6:30am CDT, in Latest Science News


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Largest Dinosaur Fossil Ever found in Brazil
The vertebras of the neck and the spine of the dinosaur Austroposeidon Magnificus. EFE/ Antonio Lacerda

Sensational discovery for Dino fans.

Brazilian scientists have announced the discovery of fossil of the largest, 25 meters long dinosaur ever found in the country.

The dinosaur, named "Austroposeidon magnificus", belonged to the group of titanosaurs, which were herbivorous with a well-developed body, a long neck and tail and a relatively small skull, according to scientists at Rio de Janeiro's Earth Sciences Museum, Xinhua news agency reported.

It is believed that these dinosaurs lived during the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago) in regions that are currently part of South America, Africa, the Antarctica and Oceania.

Fossilized vertebrae of the dinosaur was found in the 1950s by Brazilian Paleontologist Llewellyn Ivor Price, who died in 1980 without being acknowledged for this discovery.

Since then, the fossil had been analyses and studied until the discovery was finally made on Wednesday.

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