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"Colossus of the South" - A Dinosaur Discovered in Argentina

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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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So many thoughts when I read it and one question, why did they have to die? A magnificent creature, epic barbecues, incredible source of fertilizer, coolest pet ever......, oh man. This beauty was about 25-28 meters long, 40-60 tons, 9 to 13 elephants together.


Researchers in Mendoza have announced the discovery of fossils of a new dinosaur species thought to be among the largest known to science.

A team of Argentine and American researchers led by paleontologist Bernardo Gonzalez Riga, from the National University of Cuyo, published a report this week of their discovery of a new species of giant sauropod.

The new species, discovered in Malargüe, has been named Notocolossus gonzalezparejasi – the genus meaning “Colossus of the South”. The species will take the name of Jorge Gonzalez Parejas, a lawyer from Mendoza who is known for his significant contributions to paleontological heritage protection.


www.argentinaindependent.com...
www.nature.com...
elcomercio.pe...
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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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It's great how people always seem to be discovering huge, previously unknown dinosaur fossils. Love reading things like this. Thanks.

Edit-- I wonder if this big guy sported feathers?
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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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What's even more exciting is that we see a direct correlation between the size of herbivores and the size of carnivores in the same time-lines. The bigger the herbs get, the bigger the carnos get.

Now... I'm off to find a skyscraper sized carnivore. Wish me luck!



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