A 25-metre-long fossilised vertebrae of a dinosaur, possibly the biggest of the reptile species to have walked the earth, discovered by Brazilian paleontologist Llewellyn Ivor Price in 1950 has now been officially declared as a discovery.
The dinosaur, named “Austroposeidon magnificus”, belonged to the group of titanosaurs, which were herbivorous dinosaurs with a well-developed body, a long neck and tail and a relatively small skull, according to scientists at Rio de Janeiro's Earth Sciences Museum, Xinhua news agency reported.
Scientists are of the belief that this creature lived during the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago), in regions that are currently part of South America, Africa, Antarctica and Oceania.
The Brazilian paleontologist discovered the fossilized vertebrae of the dinosaur in the year 1950, however, he died in 1980 without being acknowledged for his discovery.
Since then, the fossil had been analyzed and studied until the discovery was finally announced on Wednesday