Massive, 1,100-Pound Dinosaur Bone Unearthed in France
This time in the shape of a large thigh bone that once had a massive, plant-munching sauropod that was roaming around the wild swamps of southeastern France. The huge fossil treasures Mother Nature continues to produce.
The massive 1,100-pound femur fossil has been found by a team of paleontologists from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
The beefy tooth is an important discovery that scientists believe to be 140 million years old and was discovered at the paleontological dig site of France, Angio-Charente. During heavy drilling.
Scientists found remains from the pelvis of the Mammoth Creature uncovered preserved in a thick layer of mud.
Sauropods are plant-eating dinosaurs with small heads, long slender arms, stumpy feet, and long tails, some of the best terrestrial creatures to ever live on Earth.
During the Late Jurassic period, these quadrupedal herbivores were the real prehistoric Kings who grew often up to 130 feet from nose to tail.
The outstanding French specimen of the expert team was particularly well-preserved for a tiny fossil and helped support this gentle giant’s 50-60 ton weight long ago.
Ronan Allain, a Paléontologist at the Paris National History Museum, told the journal, Le Parisien, “The muscle and tendon insertions and wounds can be seen.” It is uncommon for large pieces that tend to fall into fragments and themselves.
“It’s gigantic this femur! And in an incredible conservation state. It is very emotional,” states the director at the Museum of Angouleme (Charente) Jean-François Tournepiche.
“At Angeac-Charente in a Swamp of 140 million years, this 2 m high sauropod bone was discovered, lost in Cognac vineyards, which now has been seen as one of the world ‘ s biggest dinosaur sites.”
Since 2010, over 70 scientists worldwide have gathered every summer in this productive hunting ground for the soil for dino remains.
To date, over 7,500 vertebrates of 45 various species, including the first SP, trees, holes, roots, and even a herd of ostrecillus dinosaur, have not been entered and named.