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Giant dinosaur bone found in southwestern France



PARIS (Reuters) – The thighbone of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleontologists at an archaeological site in southwestern France, where since 2010 remains of some of the largest animals ever dug ashore have been dug up. [19659002] The two-meter-long thighbone at the Angeac-Charente site is said to have been widely distributed to a sauropod, herbivorous dinosaur with a long neck and tail, over 140 million years ago.

"This is an important discovery," said Ronan Allain, paleontologist at the National History Museum in Paris, told Reuters. "I was particularly surprised by the condition of this thigh bone."

"These are animals that weighed probably 40 to 50 tons." Fossils of more than 40 different species since 201

0, making it one of the largest finds of this species in Europe.

(Report by Regis Duvignau, letter by Michel Rose, edited by Peter Graff)


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