This dinosaur was jumbo times seven

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Scientists in Spain have found the fossilized remains of one of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth, a gargantuan plant-eating dinosaur up to 125 feet long and weighing as much as seven elephants, according to a report in the journal Science.

Turiasaurus riodevensis, named for the region and village in Spain where it was found, lived about 145 million years ago and was a sauropod, according to the team of researchers led by Rafael Royo-Torres of the Joint Paleontology Foundation Teruel-Dinopolis. It is the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe.

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