Huge dinosaur fossil found in Spain

A turiasaurus sauropodAssociated Press reports:

Fossil Bones of What May Have Been Europe’s Largest Animal Ever Are Discovered in Spain

WASHINGTON Dec 21, 2006 — The fossil bones of what may have been Europe’s largest animal ever, a new type of dinosaur, have been discovered in Spain.

Discovery of the sauropod, estimated to have weighed between 40 and 48 tons, is reported in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.

Named Turiasaurus riodevensis, the animal lived in the Teruel area of what is now Spain in the late Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago.

The remains were found by a team led by Rafael Royo-Torres of the Joint Paleontology Foundation Teruel-Dinopolis.

In the past such large dinosaurs have primarily been found in Africa and the New World.

See also here.

And here.

Sauropod’s lungs: here.

Chinese sauropods: here.

Chinese sauropod Erketu: here.

Diplodocus: here.

Sauropod eggs in India: here.

Chinese sleeping dinosaur fossil: here.

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