Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus

Pronunciation:
AR-gent-eeno-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Argentina lizard'
Argentinosaurus
Dinosaur description:
70000kg, 35.0m-long
sauropod
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Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country:
Argentina
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 90 million years ago
Teeth:
teeth for grinding and chewing
How it moved:
on 4 legs
Food:
tough plant material

The largest land animal ever found, Argentinosaurus evolved in the Cretaceous Period and belongs to a family that originated in the southern continents of Gondwana (an ancient supercontinent).

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria
Named by:
Bonaparte and Coria (1993)
Type species:
huinculensis
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