The dinosaur Supersaurus, which roamed the United States millions of years ago, could claim the longest title dinosaur In the world.
According to research presented at the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology’s annual meeting, the dinosaur stood between 128 and 137 feet tall. Live Science Reports. That means it’s longer than a Boeing 737 and a blue whale.
Think of a 13-story building turned to the side. That’s how this dinosaur exists. Or to put it another way, this Supersaurus is about three times longer than a regular bus.
Fear not, though they might crush you, these dinosaurs were herbivores and lived during the Early Cretaceous 154 to 142 million years ago, according to the Museum of Natural History.
However, the researchers concede that it may not be the longest dinosaur in the world. Brian Curtice, a paleontologist at the Arizona Museum of Natural History who was curator of the study, said dinosaur bones are often found as fragments, meaning many dinosaur species may not have been discovered at all. bones, making it impossible to accurately guess their height.
The dinosaur Supersaurus actually joined a mix with other fossils that scientists recently fixed. Combined with those lost skeletons is a new set of fossils unearthed at the dinosaur’s final resting place, helping to build a more complete picture of the dinosaur’s length, Live Science report.
Excavation of the area began in 1972, when paleontologists discovered a giant mound of bones in Colorado. Curtice described the find as a “bone salad,” and scientists initially believed that Supersaurus’ bones actually belonged to three separate dinosaur species.
The study, presented November 5, has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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