New dinosaur species discovered in Patagonia
The fossil of what is believed to be a new dinosaur species was uncovered in was discovered Monday in Argentina, according to scientists.
The 105-foot plant-eater is one of the biggest dinosaur species to be discovered, according to the Associated Press.
According to Al Jazeera, scientists said the dinosaur which used to roam northern Patagonia around 80 million years ago is not a familiar species due to the unusual neck structure of the fossil.
"This is one of the biggest in the world and one of the most complete of these giants that exist," Jorge Calvo, director of paleontology center of National University of Comahue said.
The new species has been named Futalognkosaurus dukei. The name comes from the Mapuche Indian words for "giant chief of the lizards,â€? according to Al Jazeera.
According to the Associated Press, the bones were initially found in an Argentine province in 2000, and since then paleontologists have uncovered most of the dinosaurâ€™s body, excluding the bones of the limbs.