This Newly Discovered Dinosaur Makes T. Rex ‘Look Like a Dwarf’

Credit: Jorge GonzalezThe biggest known terrestrial animal was the peaceful and plant-loving Patagotitan mayorum, a newly analyzed and named dinosaur that weighed nearly as much as the Space Shuttle.   It started off as a typical day in 2012 for Aurelio Hernandez, a worker at La Flecha ranch in Chubut Province, Argentina. Hernandez mounted his horse and rode it through a field, looking for stray sheep and any problems around the property’s fences and watering holes.   In the distance, he suddenly saw what appeared to be a giant bone. Wondering what had died, he showed the bone to his boss Oscar Mayo, a dinosaur buff who suspected that the remains belonged to a prehistoric animal. Other discoveries had been made in the region over the years, leading to Mayo’s suspicions.   Mayo contacted the nearby Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio (MEF), which sent a team to the site. Multiple excavations followed, yielding a minimum of six dinosaur skeletons.   Subsequent analysis of

This Newly Discovered Dinosaur Makes T. Rex ‘Look Like a Dwarf’

Scientists named the species titanosaurs

Wed 9 Aug 17 from TIME

Patagotitan mayorum: New study describes the biggest dinosaur ever

A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Biggest dinosaur ever found gets a suitably epic name - CNET

Researchers announced the fitting formal name for a honking huge titanosaur that dwarfs the T. rex.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Bones found in Patagonian quarry belonged to titanosaurs

Vertebrae and rib bones were among the finds discovered at the quarry at La Flecha ranch, Chubut Province, Argentina, in 2013, and a new analysis suggests they belonged to six dinosaurs. ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Experts proclaim newly-named Patagotitan dinosaur species the largest ever discovered

A newly-named dinosaur species that was as heavy as a space shuttle has been declared the largest ever by experts.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from FOXNews

Dinosaur discovered in Patagonia back in 2012 is the biggest animal to ever walk the Earth

He was probably a gentle giant. Accent on giant.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from ZME Science

The biggest known terrestrial animal was the peaceful and plant-loving Patagotitan mayorum, a newly analyzed and named dinosaur that weighed nearly as much as the Space Shuttle.

Credit: Jorge GonzalezThe biggest known terrestrial animal was the peaceful and plant-loving Patagotitan mayorum, a newly analyzed and named dinosaur that weighed nearly as ...

Tue 8 Aug 17 from Discovery News

Dinosaur that weighed the same as a Boeing 737 is biggest ever found

The behemoth weighed more than 65 tons, making the animal not just the biggest known dinosaur but also the biggest known land animal ever.        

Tue 8 Aug 17 from USA today

Meet the New Heavyweight Champion of Dinosaurs: Patagotitan

NewsA study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.Contributed Author: Seth Borenstein, Associated ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan, Tue 8 Aug 17 from AP

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