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Spanish Sauropod Find (may be Europe's largest)
July 8, 2004 The bones of a vast animal that may have munched on trees in
what is now a semi-desert region of eastern Spain have turned up in a
paleontological dig there.
Researchers have unearthed a humerus bone from the upper foreleg measuring
1.85 meters (six feet) and weighing 150 kilograms (330 pounds), indicating
that it came from an animal more than 30 meters (100 feet) in length and
weighing 50 tons the equivalent of up to seven male elephants.
We think we are in the face of something new, certainly a species unknown
Scientists believe the bones came from a sauropod a lizard-like dinosaur
that lived in the Cretaceous Period from 145 to 65 million years B.C.
If their hunch is confirmed, it would be the largest dinosaur discovered
in Europe, and possibly almost as big as champion heavyweights such as
South America's Argentinausorus, which from the evidence of a foot and
three ribs was probably longer than 35 meters (115 feet).
Paleontologists Alberto Cobos and Rafael Royo found the bones last year
after tramping for days across the foothills of Teruel.
The laboratory is attached to Dinopolis, a dinosaur theme park that opened
(i like this part from the article: munching on large trees the way people
crunch celery sticks)