Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus

Pronunciation:
AR-gent-eeno-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Argentina lizard'
Argentinosaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
35.0m
Weight:
70000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
teeth for grinding and chewing
Food:
tough plant material
How it moved:
on 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 90 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

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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