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Australian scientists stated that they discovered a species that is among the largest dinosaur species in the country and one of the few in the world. It was stated that the dinosaur, named “Australotitan cooperensis”, weighed 67 tons.
Australian scientists announced that they have discovered a species that is among the largest dinosaur species in the country and one of the few in the world.
Using 3D scanning technology to examine the colossal bones, the researchers compared the bones to specimens discovered in other parts of the country for more than 10 years.
As a result of the research, it was revealed that the bones matching the Titanosaur species belonged to Australia’s largest dinosaur.
The dinosaur, estimated to be 6.5 meters in height and 30 meters in length, was named “Australotitan cooperensis” after the Cooper River, which flows into the basin where the bones were discovered.
Scientists noted that the dinosaur, which has a two-story building height, is among the 15 largest dinosaur species discovered so far worldwide.
It is stated that the species, which is estimated to have come to Australia during the Cretaceous geological period, lived in the region more than 90 million years ago.
It is known that Titanosaurs, whose fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica, and which are among the largest land animals, were equivalent in size to today’s whales.
Titanosaurs are known for their long neck and tail structures as well as their herbivorous eating habits.