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Paleontologists find giant dinosaur bones in southwestern France



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French paleontologists found the thighbone of a giant sauropod, a herbivorous dinosaur from the late Jurassic week, at an archaeological site in southwestern France.

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 that ever dug ashore have been dug up.

One meter long femur at the Angeac-Charente site is believed to belong to a sauropod, a herbivorous dinosaur with a long neck and tail that was widely distributed in the late Jurassic over 1

40 million years ago.

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

"These are animals that weighed probably 40 to 50 tons."

Allain said scientists at the site near the town of Cognac had found more than 7,500 fossils of more than 40 different species since 2010, making it one of the largest finds of its kind in Europe.

(REUTERS)


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