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Titanosaur (s) (noun), Titanosaurs (pl)
1. A huge herbivorous (plant eater) dinosaur of the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods: The Titanosaurs were found particularly in South America.
2. Etymology: from modern Latin Titanosaurus, genus name; from Greek Titan, "giant gods" + therion, "wild beast".

Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what was likely the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth

The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on four legs and lived some 95 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.

The dinosaur is believed to have weighed the equivalent of more than fourteen adult African elephants, or about 100 tons.

Other known fossils of the giant Titanosaur are usually scarce and fragmentary; however, in this discovery, there are many remains and they were practically intact.

The fossils were accidentally discovered in 2011 by a farm worker in a remote area in the Patagonian province of Chubut, some 1300 kilometers (about 800 miles) south of Buenos Aires.

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