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Argentinosaurus Walks Again

Published: 31st Oct 2013

Dr Bill Sellers and a team of scientists at the University of Manchester first laser scanned a skeleton of the 38 metre long Argentinosaurus. Then using computer simulation the team were able to make the dinosaur digitally walk again for the first time in 90 million years.

Argentinosaurus weighed an incredible 80-100 tonnes and was one of the biggest animals to have lived on the land. Some scientists have doubted that it would be able to walk. However this study shows that it would have been able to wander through its habitat in what is now Patagonia in South America during Cretaceous times.