French paleontologists found the femur of a giant dinosaur at an excavation site in southwestern France this week, where the remains of some of the largest animals that have ever lived on land have been excavated since 2010.
The bone, two meters long, is thought to have belonged to the sauropod – herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails that were widespread in the late Jurassic, more than 140 million years ago.
“This is a great discovery. I was especially surprised by the state of preservation of that bone, “paleontologist from the National History Museum in Paris Ronan Alain told Reuters. He also stated that those animals probably weighed 40 to 50 tons, Hina reports.