The thigh-bone of an enormous dinosaur, which would have been in the region of 100ft long in life, has been excavated by a doctorate student, Maxime Lasseron.
The thigh-bone of the monster creature is as tall as a man, and weighs nearly 80 stone.
These proportions are comparable with those of the titanic Partagotitan – accepted by most authorities as the largest land animal that has ever lived.
The giant sauropod creature found in France has yet to be named. It lived around 140 million years ago, and while its skeleton is nowhere near complete, fragments of its hip bone were excavated along with the monster femur.
Jean-François Tournepiche, curator at the Angouleme Museum, said: “This femur is huge! And in an exceptional state of conservation. It’s very moving.”
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Source: Daily Star