The remains of a new species of dinosaur, one of the largest in the world, have been found in Australia. Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new species 10 years after the first bones were found.
The sauropod found lived between 92 and 96 million years ago, when Australia was part of the Antarctic. It is known to have fed on plants.
Scientists estimate that the sauropod was a giant dinosaur: it was 25-30 meters long and reached the height of a two-story building. This makes the new species the largest dinosaur ever found in Australia and places it among the top five giant dinosaurs previously found only in South America.
Scientists have named the new species “Australotitan cooperensis.” In order to distinguish this species from the others, scientists have done extensive work, comparing the remains of giants found around the world.