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Tue Apr 16, 2024, 06:56 AM Apr 16

Tiny (Cow-Sized) Titanosaur Discovered in Argentina [View all]

A new species of titanosaur has been described from Argentina. Found in rocks dating back almost 70 million years, the mini job has been named Titanomachya gimenezi and was 10 times smaller than its largest titanosaur relatives, making it one of the smallest ever described…

Elsewhere in Argentina, some of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam the Earth have been found, including the colossal lump that was Patagotitan mayorum. At the other end of the scale sits Titanomachya at around 7 tons in weight and – as Riley Black wrote for National Geographic – about the size of a massive cow, making it about 10 times smaller than Patagotitan…


Though, at 7 tons, would be a pretty Big Cow.

Just found this so charming, whimsical and uplifting on a day filled with dire news that I hope it will lift someone else’s spirits as well.

Especially since they caught it on video! 😊

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