Meet Dreadnoughtus, one of the most enormous animals ever

Posted at 8:48 PM, Sep 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 08:44:57-04

Scientists officially announced the discovery of a new dinosaur, and if there's one takeaway here, it's that this thing was huge.

Ken Lacovara via Drexel University: "Everything about this dinosaur is giant: the femur is six feet tall, the upper arm bone, the humerus, is almost as tall as I am, the tail bones are gargantuan with huge muscle scars."

The team at Drexel University — which coincidentally has another huge lizard as a mascot — spent four years unearthing the bones of the huge dinosaur, which they named Dreadnoughtus, meaning it feared nothing.

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