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Argentina: This skull belonged to a newly discovered 10-ton dinosaur01:56

Argentina: This skull belonged to a newly discovered 10-ton dinosaur

Argentina, Comodoro Rivadavia
May 10, 2016 at 07:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Fossils heralding the discovery of a new species of titanosaur were showcased at the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco in Comodoro Rivadavia, Monday.

A team from the university discovered the skull and neck fossils in the Bajo Barreal Formation of southern Chubut Province, central Patagonia. Research into the remains lead scientists to announce the discovery of a new dinosaur, the Sarmientosaurus musacchioi, in a scientific journal late last month.

The new dinosaur was believed to be around 12 metres (40 feet) long and to weigh around 10 tons. It lived some 95 million years ago and had a plant-based diet. Its brain is thought to have been the size of a plum.

Commenting on the discovery, team-leader Ruben Martinez said that "there are only three other craniums in the world conferred to a titanosaur and this would be the fourth.”

Argentina: This skull belonged to a newly discovered 10-ton dinosaur01:56
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Fossils heralding the discovery of a new species of titanosaur were showcased at the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco in Comodoro Rivadavia, Monday.

A team from the university discovered the skull and neck fossils in the Bajo Barreal Formation of southern Chubut Province, central Patagonia. Research into the remains lead scientists to announce the discovery of a new dinosaur, the Sarmientosaurus musacchioi, in a scientific journal late last month.

The new dinosaur was believed to be around 12 metres (40 feet) long and to weigh around 10 tons. It lived some 95 million years ago and had a plant-based diet. Its brain is thought to have been the size of a plum.

Commenting on the discovery, team-leader Ruben Martinez said that "there are only three other craniums in the world conferred to a titanosaur and this would be the fourth.”

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