Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus

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'Argentina lizard'

70000kg, 35.0m-long sauropod

Diet: herbivorous

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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