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Re: Biggest sauropod (?) ever found in Chubut Province, Argentina (news stories)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A news release in Spanish from the Museo Paleontológico Egidio
Feruglio that adds more details about the discovery of a new gigantic
(but unnamed) sauropod in Chubut--at least seven specimens were found
together. The estimated weight is now listed as about 80 tons.
Theropod teeth were found at the site as well. The press release can
be downloaded as a pdf.

http://www.mef.org.ar/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=310%3Adescubren-en-chubut-el-dinosaurio-mas-grande-del-mundo&catid=81%3Anovedades-agenda&Itemid=152&lang=es


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A news story with a video interview with Rubén Cúneo, director of the
Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, with additional photos. (In
Spanish)

http://www.radio3cadenapatagonia.com/noticia.php?subaction=showfull&id=1400294541&archive=&start_from=&ucat=13



On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> Argentine and other Spanish language news sources have announced the
> discovery of a huge sauropod in Chubut Province, Argentina. The photos
> of the femur certainly suggest it may live up to the claim to be from
> the biggest sauropod ever found, indicating an animal even larger than
> Argentinosaurus, and possibly weighing 100 metric tons and stretching
> 40 meters long. It is from the Early Cretaceous and about 90 million
> years old. The specimen is apparently fairly complete:
> “es el hallazgo más completo de este tipo de dinosaurio a nivel mundial."
>
> (in Spanish)
>
> http://www.ellitoral.com/index.php/id_um/100630-hallan-en-chubut-los-restos-del-dinosaurio-mas-grande-hasta-ahora-conocido
>
> Radio interview (in Spanish):
>
> http://www.elpatagonico.net/nota/240177-hallaron-restos-de-un-dinosaurio-de-mas-de-90-millones-de-anos-en-chubut/