Titanosaurs were the largest land animals to ever appear on this planet, but even these lumbering beasts had humble beginnings. The discovery of a baby titanosaur fossil suggests that these dinosaurs were born with very adult-like features—and wow did they ever grow fast.
Another week, another titanosaurian dinosaur. The latest discovery was made by Ohio University paleontologists who describe a large-bodied sauropod that lived in Africa during the late stages of the dinosaur era.
Introducing Yongjinglong datangi, a titanosaur that lumbered across the fields of China during the Early Cretaceous period some 100 million years ago. The specimen discovered, a juvenile not yet fully grown, measured nearly 60 feet in length, making it one of the largest species to ever walk the Earth.