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This is my build-up of Max Salas' excellent 1:40 scale Argentinosaurus. I lowered the angle of the neck by constructing a new section out of Quickplastic putty. Note the human figure added for scale (!)
Diet: Herbivore (Plant-Eater) Name Means: "Argentina Lizard" Length: 115 to 150 feet (35m to 45 m)? Height: 50 feet (16 m)? Weight: 80 tons (72,500 kilos)? Time: Middle Cretaceous - 110 MYA
Argentinosaurus may have been the biggest dinosaur ever. Like some of the other really huge dinosaurs, such as Ultrasauros , very little of Argentinosaurus has been found, so it is hard to tell exactly what it may have looked like. The only thing that is certain is that it was a huge, long-necked plant eater.
Argentinosaurus was discovered by a retired oil worker and was formally described in 1993. The few bones include hipbones, backbones, and a tibia (lower leg bone). One vertebra was over four feet (1.3 m) tall and the tibia was 58 inches (155 cm) long. A number of prominent scientists have stated that this member of the South American titanosaur family was the largest dinosaur that ever lived.
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This is a fitting tribute to the greatest of them all.