RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new dinosaur discovery of a “giant dino” has been made in Argentina, according to BBC News. BBC News reports that Argentine and Brazilian paleontologists claim that this dinosaur, which “would have measured at least 105 feet in length” is “one of the biggest dinosaurs ever found.
This latest of the dinosaur discoveries is believed to be a “new species of giant plant-eating dinosaur” that dates back to 80 million years ago, according to BBC News.
The discovery dinosaur is thought to be a “Futalognkosaurus dukei,” according the BBC News.
For more information, and artist’s renderings of what this giant dinosaur may have looked like, go here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301816,00.html.
BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7046223.stm
Where to Find Information on Dinosaur Discoveries
All About Dinosaurs – http://www.fieldmuseum.org/dinosaurs/allabout_intro.asp
Dinosaur Discoveries – http://www.factmonster.com/spot/dinodiscovery.html
Discovery of Dinosaurs – http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/courses/v1001/dinodis3.html
Early Dinosaur Discoveries in North America – http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinodiscoveriesna.html
Geological Time Machine – Do you keep mixing up the Mesozoic Era with the Paleozoic Era? Visit the Geological Time Machine for a useful chart. – http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html
New Dinosaur Discoveries by Geography
Dinosaur discoveries have been made all over the world. Here are some other recent dinosaur discoveries, listed by geographical region.
Discovery of a: Titanosaur
Claim to Fame: “he fossil included almost a complete set of 80 to 90 vertebrae.” – Trexmuseum.org
Read more: http://www.trexmuseum.org/newsalert.html
Discovery of : Two new dinosaurs: “the weird, sloth-like Nothronychus and a small carnivore from the coelurosaur family” – Wired.com
Claim to Fame: Both of the dinosaurs “bird-like characteristics and both probably were covered with feathers” – Wired.com
Read more: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2001/06/44599
Utah & Wyoming
Discovery of the: Therizinosaurid dinosaur
Claim to Fame: A “one ton plant-eating carnivore with really bizarre claws” – Science Daily