This video shows paleontologists and scientists excavating the remains of a gigantic beast at a quarry site in Morella, eastern Spain. The animal is believed to have roamed the earth some 125 million years ago, during the early Cretaceous period.
The newly discovered remains—consisting of thigh bones, vertebrae, and an upper foreleg bone—could belong to the genus of a plant-eating dinosaur subgroup known as sauropods.
“Sauropod dinosaurs are the largest dinosaurs that have ever existed, they are famous for having a very long neck, columnar legs, and a long tail, which could reach 9 or 10 meters long; and could be 25, 30 or 40 meters from head to tail,” Jose Miguel Gasulla, director of the excavation, told RUPTLY.
Judging from the length of the bones, researchers believe this giant long-necked dinosaur could have reached a length of 20 meters (65 feet 7 inches) and a height of 10 meters (32 feet 8 inches), when it was alive.
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