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Newly Discovered Fossils Belong to the Largest Dinosaur Ever

There is a new dinosaur to take the title of the largest terrestrial animal ever discovered: The 65-ton “Dreadnoughtus.” For context, a Boeing 737 airplane weighs about 50 tons. Found in Argentina, the bones of the massive beast indicate that the prehistoric giant was seven-times as large as a T-Rex. And though, as this story in The Washington Post points out, the Dreadnoughtus had “no real issues with predators due to its intimidating size and muscular, weaponized tail,” it did face one considerable danger: “Toppling over would likely spell death for such a heavy animal.” No one said being the world’s largest land-dwelling animal would be easy …

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