image source, carnegie museum

A group of researchers announced the discovery in southern Argentina of the most complete fossilized skeleton of what is considered the largest dinosaur that inhabited the Earth.

Scientists at Drexel University – in Philadelphia, United States – said Thursday that they possess 70% of the key bones to accurately describe the anatomy and biomechanics of the creature known as Dreadnoughtus schraniwhich measured approximately 25 meters from head to tail and weighed about 65 tons, the equivalent of a dozen African elephants.

«he Dreadnoughtus schrani it was unbelievably huge,» said Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, who discovered the fossil skeleton in southern Patagonia in Argentina and led the excavation and study.

«It weighed as much as more than seven Tyrannosaurus rexes,» added Lacovara, who also explained that bone evidence shows that when the dinosaur died it was not fully developed.