The huge Jurassic fossil in Portugal may be the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe

The remains of what appears to be the largest dinosaur ever discovered in Europe were recently discovered in Portugal. So far, scientists have excavated a giant rib cage belonging to a long-necked sauropod, possibly a brachiosaurid, that lived about 150 million years ago during the latter part of the Jurassic period (201.3 million to 145 million years before). While the research team has yet to identify the species, the bones are already breaking records.

Paleontologists first began work on the site in 2017, when a local landowner in Pombal, Portugal, noticed some fossilized bone fragments sticking out of his yard. He alerted local authorities, who, in turn, alerted local researchers.

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