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|An enormous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina could be the oldest titanosaur ever discovered, scientists say.|
Researchers at the country’s national scientific council believe that the fossilised titanosaur roamed what is now Patagonia 140 million years ago, at the start of the Cretaceous period.
This new analysis would mean that titanosaurs, a diverse group of long-necked, plant-eating dinosaurs, lived longer ago than previously thought.
“The main importance of this fossil, apart from being a new species of titanosaur, is that it is the oldest recorded for this group worldwide,” Pablo Gallina of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Conicet) said.
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