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Remains of large dinosaur skeleton unearthed in Portugal

A partial skeleton from a sauropod dinosaur found at Monte Agudo fossil location, in Pombal (Portugal) in this handout taken August 20,22. Instituto Dom Luiz (Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon).

Paleontologists are digging in a Portuguese backyard in search of the remains of the largest known dinosaur found in Europe. University of Lisbon researchers claim that this could be the largest ever discovered.

A property owner in Pombal, central Portugal discovered fossilized fragments of the dinosaur while doing construction work in 2017.

The university’s Faculty of Sciences said that earlier this month, Spanish- and Portuguese-based paleontologists worked at the site to uncover what they believe is a dinosaur that lived about 25m (82 feet) in length and lived approximately 145 million years ago.


Researchers said that the skeleton belonged a sauropod, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur with long necks and tails.


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