Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus huenculensis

  • Pronounced:  Are-jen-Tee-no-Sore-us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Argentina Lizard"

  • Length:  115 to 150 feet (35m to 45 m)?

  • Height:  50 feet (16 m)?

  • Weight:  80 tons (72,500 kilos)?

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 110 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in South America

Argentinosaurus may have been the biggest dinosaur ever. Like some of the other really huge dinosaurs, such as Ultrasauros  , very little of Argentinosaurus has been found, so it is hard to tell exactly what it may have looked like. The only thing that is certain is that it was a huge, long-necked plant eater.

Argentinosaurus was discovered by a retired oil worker and was formally described in 1993. The few bones include hipbones, backbones, and a tibia (lower leg bone). One vertebra was over four feet (1.3 m) tall and the tibia was 58 inches (155 cm) long. A number of prominent scientists have stated that this member of the South American titanosaur family was the largest dinosaur that ever lived.



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