Rodolfo Coria dusting fossil jaw of giant dinosaur

Rodolfo Coria dusting fossil jaw of giant dinosaur

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Caption: Giganotosaurus carolinii jawbone. Palaeontologist Rodolfo Coria dusts teeth on the fossil jawbone of the largest carnivorous dinosaur discovered to date. Bigger even than Tyrannosaurus rex, Giganotosaurus may have been the largest meat- eater to walk the Earth. Its 110-million-year-old fossil bones were found in 1993 at El Chocon, Argentina, by Coria and colleagues Jose Bonaparte and Leonardo Salgado. Among the fragments were an upper jawbone and a thigh bone, both longer than matching bones in the biggest T. rex. The new species is thought to be part of the same general lineage as Tyrannosaurus. Photographed in 1995.

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