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This Dinosaur Is The Largest To Ever Walk The Earth

This long-necked, plant eating creature is so huge that it easily beat the previous Largest Dinosaur, another titanosaur called Dreadnoughtus.

Researchers have named the dinosaur Patagotitan mayorum after the Patagonia region where it was found and combined it with Greek word titan, meaning large.

The second part of the name honors the farmer and his Mayo family who owns the ranch where the dinosaur was accidently discovered.

"There is no doubt that it was pushing at the upper limits of body size, and it will be interesting to see what adaptations it developed to cope with all of the pressures that went with being so big, (such as) acquiring enough food (and) finding a mate.” Stephen Poropat, a paleontologist at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia told Live Science .

Kristi Curry Rodgers, a paleontologist at Macalester College who was not involved in the study says that this discovery “means that there are even bigger dinosaurs out there to discover.”


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