UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Scientists have unveiled a dinosaur that made most other dinosaurs look puny in comparison.
Introducing Patagotitan mayorum — thought to be the largest dinosaur ever discovered and possibly the largest animal to ever walk the Earth.
According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, this plant-eating behemoth was over 120 feet long and weighed close to 80 tons.
Scientists found its fossilized remains five years ago in southern Argentina. It belongs to a family of large dinosaurs called titanosaurs but this one is an entirely new species and genus, for that matter.
It was named after the region where it was found and the family that owns the property.
Scientists say Patagotitan lived around 100 million years ago and was likely a docile, slow-moving, plant-eating giant.
A reconstruction of the massive animal is now on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York.