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



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

And an English-language version of the story from BBC with nice photos:


http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27441156

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>
>
> ==
>
> 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/