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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

"Patagotitan mayorum roamed the Earth about 101.6 million years ago during the Albian, the uppermost subdivision of the Early Cretaceous epoch.

The fossil remains of at least six individuals were discovered in 2012-13 at a single site in the Province of Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina.

"When first news of the finding came out in 2013, the dig was still active," said Dr. Josť Luis Carballido, of the Museo Egidio Feruglio (MEF).

"We had seen many bones on the field that showed certain features that indicated this was a new species and, apparently, the largest one found until then. From that moment, numerous field trips were carried out to unearth the fossils, which were later prepared in MEF labs…"


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JMcCarroll Inactive Member14 Aug 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

To save time " At about 122 feet (37 m) long and weighing about 69 tons. "

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

It died about 101.6 million years ago, on a Tuesday, probably in the late afternoon, certainly not before 3:30 p.m.

Mike Bunkermeiser Creek

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 10:29 a.m. PST



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