Just When You Thought Dinosaurs Couldn't Get Any Bigger
Move over Brontosaurus. There’s a new — and bigger — dinosaur on the block. Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have just named the enormous beast Dreadnougtus shrani. It measured 85 feet long and two and a half stories high, and weighed 65 tons.
The Dreadnoughtus skeleton is the most complete ever found for a dinosaur of its size. The 77-million-year-old bones were unearthed in southern Patagonia during excavations that began in 2005.
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