Scientists find giant European dinosaur

Posted on Monday, Dec 25 2006 @ 21:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists discovered a fossilised dinosaur in Spain that may be the biggest land animal ever found on European soil:
The fossils, which date from the late Jurassic period around 150m years ago, include a forelimb larger than a person. Researchers from the Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis in Teruel, Aragón, in eastern Spain, who made the discovery, estimate that the plant-eating Turiasaurus riodevensis would have been 30 to 37 metres long and weighed 40 to 48 tonnes - six or seven elephants.


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