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Reconstruction of Patagotitan mayorum | Jorge Gonzalez
Animals

World’s Largest Known Dinosaur Discovered

The biggest known terrestrial animal was the peaceful and plant-loving Patagotitan mayorum, a newly analyzed and named dinosaur that weighed nearly as much as the Space Shuttle.

Reconstruction of the dinosaur Patagotitan mayorum | Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio
The entire body of a research team member is exceeded in size by a femur for Patagotitan mayorum. | J. Farfaglia
The site at Chubut Province, Argentina, where the remains of at least six Patagotitan mayorum were found | Alejandro Otero