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A nearly intact skeleton of Titanosaurus
There's a report on SPIEGEL ONLINE dated 27. Dezember 2005, 11:56
Does anybody knows more about this find?
Heinz Peter Bredow
Argentine researchers discover an intact dinosaur skeleton
Argentine researchers have discovered a nearly intact skeleton of a
Titanosaurus. The discovery of the 71 million year old skeleton is a
first of all because the remains seem to be practically unchanged. It
to be a juvenile.
"What's so extraordinarily about this discovery, is that the remains
lay as if the
animal has fallen down or has lain down and has not been moved after
more", local media quoted the geologist and paleontologist Bernardo
For example a foot with all toes and claws remained in an
condition. Up to now only one or two Titanosaurs have been found
with complete foot bones, Gonzalez said further. Also apart from that
is nearly complete, only head and neck were lacking. Gonzalez said,
were washed away as time went by.
Probably the Titanosaur was approximately ten meters long and weighed
twelve tons, therefore, it seems to be a juvenile. The species which
lived in the
Cretaceous period and fed on plants became up to 35 meters long as
The skeleton was found when the German Ölfirma Wintershall Energy
the province Neuquen for oil. The area in Patagonia in the south of the
is considered to be the Eldorado for palaeontologists. In the region
of dinosaurs were found.