A Conversation for Dinosaurs - An Introduction

Argentinosaurus

Post 1

Array

I don't know the details, but I remember watching a PBS documentary about this guy and it said that they had recently found a complete skeleton. Just FYI.

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Argentinosaurus

Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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I couldn't list every dinosaur in this entry - or it would have been - of gigantic proportionssmiley - winkeye


Argentinosaurus

Post 3

Array

Yeah, I know. The only reason I bring it up is that.... Argenman..... is in there under "Important Discoveries" or some such, but only mentions the original vertebrae and not the actual skeleton.

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Argentinosaurus

Post 4

Bluebottle

It appears that the Argentinosaurus is only the 2nd largest dinosaur known, with the much-cooler-named Dreadnoughtus even bigger.smiley - smiley

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Argentinosaurus

Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

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Argentinosaurus

Post 6

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

this?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140904-giant-sauropod-dinosaur-dreadnoughtus-argentina/
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good job it's a herbivore, but I'm sure if it trod on you it'd do a lot of damage!smiley - run


Argentinosaurus

Post 7

Bluebottle

Look, this article talks about the Megalosaurus, which is mentioned in your museum one. It says:

'The earliest recorded discovery of a dinosaur bone was in 1677. This was from a Megalosaurus (meaning 'great lizard') although, of course, it was not then recognised for what it was.'

That it was not recognised for what it was probably explains why it was published under the name 'Scrotum humanum'. Funnily enough, although we can't say 'Brontosaurus' because the name 'Apatosaurus' was used first, the rules don't seem to apply to 'Megalosaurus' which is never called 'Scrotum humanum' by scientists.smiley - winkeye

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