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Argentinosaurus

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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).

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Pronounced
AR-gent-eeno-sore-us
Meaning of name
Argentina lizard
Length
  35m
Height
  6m - 8m
Weight
70000kg
Teeth
teeth for grinding and chewing
Diet
herbivorous
Food
tough plant material
How it moved
on 4 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(90  million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

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