Bone discovery believed to be previously undiscovered dino species

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Posted on May 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - The bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the earth.

A local farm worker stumbled on the remains, and paleontologists dug them up.

Based on the colossal bone, shown in comparison to one of the scientists, they have concluded the beast was 65 feet tall and 130 feet long when it roamed the earth.

They estimate its weight at 77 tons, as heavy as 14 African elephants and seven tons heavier than the previous record holder.

It's believed to be a new species of titanosaur, an enormous herbivore.

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