Some paleontologists that came from French have found recently the thigh bone of a giant sauropod, which was an herbivorous dinosaur that dates back from the late Jurassic era. They found it at an excavation site in southwestern France this week.
This is the first such find since 2010
The thigh bone of a particular giant dinosaur was found this week at an excavation site in southwestern France. They also found the remains of some of the largest animals that ever lived on land. This is the first one found since 2010.
They believe it was a sauropod
The femur was 2 meters long, and was found at the Angeac-Charente site. It is thought to belong to a sauropod, which is a herbivorous dinosaur with a long neck and tail, that was widespread in the late Jurassic era. We’re talking about over 140 million years ago.
The animals weighed about 40 to 50 tones.
“This is a major discovery,” as said by Ronan Allain, who’s a paleontologist at the National History Museum of Paris told Reuters. He said he was amazed by the way in which the femur was preserved. These animals probably had a weight of 40 to 50 tones.
Ronan Allain also said that the site was placed near the city of Cognac and that they have found there more than 7,500 fossils of more than 40 different species since the year 2010. This makes it one of the most significant finds of this kind in Europe.
He said that they could clearly see the insertions of muscles and tendons and even some scars. This is quite rare for big pieces of bones, which tend to collapse in on themselves and then fragment.