Dreadnoughtus was the largest dinosaur on Earth.
The fossil and remains of this MEGA dinosaur have been unveiled to the public on September 4, 2014.
The fossils of the largest dinosaur EVER living on earth have recently been unveiled by Drexel University professor Ken Lacovara. The 65-ton Dreadnoughtus (translated: “fear nothing”) schrani was discovered and unearthed in Southern Patagonia, Argentina, between 2005 and 2009. It lived 77 million years ago and represents the most complete fossil of a herbivorous sauropod dinosaur.
Why mega disnosaur?
Just to put this in perspective, an African elephant is about five tons, T. rex is eight tons, Diplodocus is 18 tons, and a Boeing 737 is around 50 tons… And then you have this giant creature with its 65 tons.
How did they feed?
According to the archeologists, this new herbivore dinosaurstood only in one place. Imagine: You have this 37-foot-long neck balanced by a 30-foot-long tail in the back. Without moving your legs, you have access to a giant feeding envelope of trees and fern leaves. You spend an hour or so clearing out this patch that has thousands of calories in it, and then you take three steps over to the right and spend the next hour clearing out that patch.”
Well imagine that this gigantic and exceptionally complete Sauropod dinosaur fossil wasn’t even fully grown yet! Amazing!