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The largest dinosaurs got huge way earlier than we thought

They lived on Pangea more than 200 million years ago.
dinosaur drawing

An artist's impression of what Ingentia prima would have looked like. This dinosaur, which lived about 30 million years before its better-known sauropod relatives, would have been between 26 and 32 feet long.

Jorge A. González

Listen, dinosaurs are the best. We can rhapsodize about raptors, roar over the latest T. Rex findings, and swoon over the feathers of Anchiornis. And we'll forever treasure the titans, with their stretched-out, towering necks and tails; brontosaurus, titanosaurus, and the rest of the sauropods .

While the remains the overall heavyweight champ,

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