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Fossil Discovery In Argentina Pushes Back Timeline Of Giant Dinosaurs’ Evolution

Paleontologists have discovered the fossil of a giant dinosaur that roamed Earth more than 200 million years ago, which may change our understanding of how these enormous creatures evolved to be so big, IFL Science reports. The fossil found in Balde de Leyes, Argentina, belongs to a new herbivorous dinosaur species called Ingentia prima, which means “first giant” in Latin, that existed 237 to 201 million years ago. It’s thought to have measured a huge 10 meters (33 feet) long and 4 meters (14 feet) tall, weighing up to 10 tons. A study describing the finding is published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. “Until now it was believed the first giants to inhabit the Earth originated during the…