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This Could Be The Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found — And It's Finally Got A Name

After years of study, scientists have given a name to the prehistoric colossus: Patagotitan mayorum. And in a paper published Wednesday, researchers offered the world a closer glimpse.
Many believe this dinosaur is the largest ever to walk the earth. / DON EMMERT / Getty Images

Many believe this dinosaur is the largest ever to walk the earth.

It would have weighed more than 10 African elephants put together and had a thighbone taller than the man who helped dig it up. And, fair warning, it stands at such a remarkable height, it might take a little scrolling to get through its portrait.

But for years, there's

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