Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Argentina was house of 8-ton dinosaur

NEUQUEN, Argentina (UPI) - some of the world's biggest dinosaurs once upon a time roamed what is now Argentina, scientists have determined. The scientists said the sole structure of its neck separated this dinosaur from other group.

This is one of the biggest in the world and one of the most absolute of these giants that exist, said Jorge Calvo, leader of the paleontological center of the National University of Comahue in Argentina, and guide author of a study on the dinosaur published in the peer-reviewed Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

The name Futalognkosaurus dukei comes as of the Mapuche Indian, significance the giant chief of the Saurus, and for Duke Energy Argentina, which help finance the dig.

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