Giant dinosaur bone found in France

A giant dinosaur bone has been found in France.  The femur or the thigh bone of a giant dinosaur has been found this week. The bone is of two-meter length. The bone is thought to have belonged to a sauropod, an herbivorous dinosaur with long neck and tail that is said to have existed approximately 140 million years ago.

French paleontologists have found the giant bone at an excavation site in southwestern France. Remains of some of the largest animals that ever lived on land have been dug up since 2010 at the Angeac-Charente site.

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“This is a major discovery. I was especially amazed by the state of preservation of that femur. These are animals that probably weighed 40 to 50 tonnes,” Ronan Allain, a paleontologist at the National History Museum of Paris reportedly told Reuters.

Allain said scientists at the site near the city of Cognac have found more than 7,500 fossils of more than 40 different species since 2010, making it one of the largest such finds in Europe.

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