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22 May

Godzilla Can't Compete With This Monster Dinosaur

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You would have to take an elevator to make eye contact with it. You’d need to stack 13 hippos’ to emulate its height. The sheer site of a human lying next to its bones would befuddle Darwin.

Scientists have uncovered huge bones that could be from the largest dinosaur yet, standing 65 feet — equal to a seven-story building. It’s length, from its head to the tip of its tail, was 130 feet. This tall monster, belonging to a sauropod subgroup called Titanosaur, walked the earth 100 million years ago, using its height to munch on the tops of trees.

The complete thighbone scientists uncovered measures at 7.9 feet, the longest of any vertebrate yet found, according to The Associated Press. The remains provide context for a dinosaur that weighed 80 tons — 10 tons heavier than the previous record holder, the Argentinosaurus, which was found in Argentina.

Interestingly enough, this new monster dinosaur’s remains were found near the central Argentine town of El Sombrero. A local farm worker first stumbled upon the remains. A team of palaeontologists from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio then excavated the monstrous fossils, much to their amazement.

Now this big monster on campus needs a big name to match its size. What name do you think suits it?

 More awaits when Monster Week continunes TONIGHT at 8PM EP!

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