'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus.

Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur, enormous herbivores that lived during the Late Cretaceous, the last days of the dinosaurs.


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Although it's obviously difficult to be certain about size without a full skeleton, this was pretty darn big!

Hopefully more will be uncovered soon.
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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:05 PM
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Please g-o-d do not let the smithsonian museum get these ones

They have a bad reputation when it comes to losing giant bones and then denying it

good find op i wonder did it have skin and sinew's attached



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: MarsIsRed

How do they know its an "upright herbivore" from one bone? Whales get that big, too.

Whale skeletons found in Chile



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Are you suggesting a whale's very small femur bone looks like this one pictured here?



There are actually several bones, click the link.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: MarsIsRed

That is one huge thigh bone.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
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That is one huge thigh bone.


Why did that make me think of drumsticks...!




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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: MarsIsRed

Awesome find even tho those of a particular ideology will not believe it.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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Every dog across the world is looking at that pic and licking its lips



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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Are you suggesting a whale's very small femur bone looks like this one pictured here?

You mean todays whales are smaller than the ones that lived then? I hear that there are fifty foot sharks, alligators and porpoises from that era? I would expect their femur bones to be massively bigger than todays specimens.

Heres the old persons tale. In my kids day we had little plastic dinosaurs we played with. One of them was an Ichthyosaur. it looked like a dinosaur with flippers, i.e., long neck, long tale, little head (like "Nessie").

Then I read they re categorized this dinosaur as a porpoise which changed its look "somewhat". Thats all I am wondering. if they changed one dinosaur to a fish then what about all these other massive land lizards? Could they be marine mammals like whales?

If you had witnessed that transition from dinosaur to fish era you would understand why I wonder about that.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:11 PM
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Hot damn you were not kidding, thats ginormous.....

Quite incredible really, 14 elephants...... they arnt exactly small but 14 of them really? wow.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: MarsIsRed

Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus.

Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur, enormous herbivores that lived during the Late Cretaceous, the last days of the dinosaurs.


Link (more pics and vid)



Although it's obviously difficult to be certain about size without a full skeleton, this was pretty darn big!

Hopefully more will be uncovered soon.


how is this new?



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:09 AM
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originally posted by: tsingtao
how is this new?



Well, it's not - it's about 95-100 million years old!


But it's a new discovery of what's believed to be a new type of dinosaur.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:37 AM
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originally posted by: MarsIsRed

originally posted by: tsingtao
how is this new?



Well, it's not - it's about 95-100 million years old!


But it's a new discovery of what's believed to be a new type of dinosaur.


i'm not so sure about that.

i think they found other bones before this.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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originally posted by: tsingtao

originally posted by: MarsIsRed

originally posted by: tsingtao
how is this new?



Well, it's not - it's about 95-100 million years old!


But it's a new discovery of what's believed to be a new type of dinosaur.


i'm not so sure about that.

i think they found other bones before this.


Sorry to go off topic for one post, but man, there is a definite pattern here with your posts tonight and it fits an odd shape of a 4 chan meme.
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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:08 AM
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The Devil put it there.

The Man who layeth down with the Devils bone will get a paddy whack.... or go straight to hell. I cant remember which.



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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:13 AM
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Just got back from seeing godzilla....

That there's a Muta Bone.




posted on May, 17 2014 @ 07:11 AM
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What a find. It would be so exciting to be on site for the excavation.

It looks like Fred Flintstones' back yard.



Thanks for the find OP...


Des





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