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Dinosaur museum. A young visitor studies model eggs of a titanosaur, one of which is hatching, in a museum. A reconstruction of the titanosaur towers above the child. Titanosaurs belong to the sauropod dinosaurs, gigantic quadruped herbivores up to 30 metres in length and up to 80 tonnes body mass. The titanosaurs were by far the predominant sauropods of the late Cretaceous period (about 70 million years ago). This skeleton was photographed at the Musee des Dinosaures at Esperaza, southern France, near a major discovery site.
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