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In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara works in a lab near vertebrae from a Dreadnaughtus schrani at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The immense dinosaur from Patagonia is slated to be introduced to the scientific community Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about some of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth. The four-legged beast with a long neck and tail weighed an estimated 65 tons and stretched about 85 feet long. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Dreadnoughtus: colossal dinosaur remains found in Argentina

Yahoo NewsSeptember 5, 2014


Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur — a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants — have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or "fearing nothing."

Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about some of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth.

The four-legged beast, with a long neck and powerful 29-foot tail, stretched about 85 feet long and weighed about 65 tons. That's more than seven times the weight of even a plus-size male African elephant. (AP)

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