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Giant, newly discovered dinosaur was literally a huge weirdo

By Miriam Kramer

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You’re standing in a lush forest 230 million years ago in what is now Argentina.

You’re alone among the Triassic shrubbery. Suddenly, an elephant-sized dinosaur comes lumbering your way through the overgrowth.

The dinosaur looks somewhat familiar — kind of like a much smaller brachiosaurus — but it’s definitely different.

Instead of the straight legs, huge bodies, and long necks that have come to define the sauropods, this odd-looking creature has bent legs and a shorter neck, but it’s definitely huge, if not as big as its much larger cousins. …

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