A new dinosaur species have been discovered in the Australian outback and is being touted as the largest to ever roam on the continent. The discovery and species categorization come 15 years after its bones were first found.
The discovery published in the journal PeerJ states that the massive animal is part of the Titanosaur family that roamed on Earth about 100 million years ago. “The new titanosaurian is the largest dinosaur from Australia as represented by the remains and based on limb-size comparisons. It reached a size similar to that of the giant titanosaurians from South America,” the research paper said.
The mammoth body of the dinosaur stood at 5-6.5 metres (16-21 feet) high and measured 25-30 metres (82-98 feet) in length, making it the biggest Australian dinosaur.