Giant dinosaur thigh-bone found in SW France

The extraordinary discovery of a two-meter long femur thought to have belonged to a sauropod, a 40- to 50-tonne herbivorous dinosaur with a long neck and tail, a species widespread in the late Jurassic era of over 140 million years ago, was made this week at the site of Angeac-Charente, near Cognac in south-west France.

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The thigh bone of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleontologists at an excavation site in southwestern France where remains of some of the largest animals that ever lived on land have been dug up since 2010, reports Reuters.