Named after Argentina
, the country where it was first located, the Argentinosaurus is the largest dinosaur
that has ever been discover
The dinosaur is very similar to the popular Brachiasaurus and is a part of the Titanosauridae family. Only about ten percent of the creature's remains were found, including back, hip, and leg bones. One vertebrae was measured at 5 feet in cross section.
It is thought to have lived during the late cretaceous period.
The dinosaur is massive but not larger than the common day blue whale, it's dimensions are as follows:
Argentinosaurus is one of the newest dinosaur
s identified in a recent string of discoveries including dinosaurs such as Ultrasauros
, and Amargasaurus