Scientists have found the fossils of the largest species of dinosaur ever found. According to them, the new dinosaur species are estimated to have been 40 meters in length and 100 tons in weight. The species is yet to be named.
Seven huge herbivorous dinosaurs were unearthed at one site in the province of Chubut in Argentina. According to the scientists, the new dinosaur species which lived during the late Mesozoic era must have died in the same spot where they were discovered.
In a statement, researcher Pablo Puerta of Chubut’s Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum said, “The bones of the new species are equivalent to those of 14 African elephants from which it is deduced that the animal weighed at least 100 tons.”
The researchers at the museum revealed that they have found the fossils of the seven dinosaurs at the same place. They had unearthed a number of different bones, ranging from the neck and the back, the tail, and fore and hind legs.
“The remains are quite complete, so the size and weight estimates have good precision. If there ever was a larger one, it remains to be seen,” said José Luis Carballido, a dinosaur specialist at the museum.
Before this discovery, the Argentinosaurus was the record-holder for the world’s largest dinosaur.