Researchers in Australia have confirmed the discovery of Australia’s largest dinosaur species ever found.
Australotitan cooperensis was about 80 to 100 feet long and 16 to 21 feet tall at its hip. It weighed somewhere between 25 and 81 tons. For comparison, the Tyrannosaurus rex was about 40 feet long and 12 feet tall.
Paleontologists involved in the discovery say it’s among the top 15 largest dinosaurs ever discovered in the world and ranks similar in size to the giants found in South America.
The first of the creature’s fossilized bones were excavated back in 2006 and 2007, but only now, after years of analysis, have paleontologists from the Queensland Museum and Eromanga Natural History Museum been able to confirm that the bones are from the largest dinosaur in Australia.