A man in Portugal has discovered the remains of possibly the biggest dinosaur ever in his backyard.

International Researchers have estimated that the dinosaur was 12 meters high and 25 meters long, based on the size of the bones. The remains of specimens have been found in a city in Portugal.

The Portuguese man in Pombal began noticing the fossilized bones years ago while doing construction work in his yard in 2017 and stumbled upon dinosaur bones.

An international research team is now uncovering the fossils and began their initial work that year.

Elisabete Malafaia, said it was impressive how intact the remains were. She also said it is unusual to find all the ribs of a dinosaur-like they have been found in their original anatomical position.

The group Brachiosauridae is made up of large species that They lived from the Upper Jurassic to the Lower Cretaceous. about 160-100 million years ago, and is characterized by the presence of clearly developed forelimbs. 

The Portugis property owner in Pombal, stumbled upon fossil fragments in his yard while doing construction work in 2017.

Elisabete Malafaia, a University of Lisbon researcher, said in the university’s press release. “It is not usual to find all the ribs of an animal like this, let alone in this position, maintaining their original anatomical position,”

Spanish and Portuguese paleontologists working at the site began to discover the vertebrae and ribs they believe to be Sauropodo Brachiosauridae. About 12 meters high and 25 long, a family of herbivorous dinosaurs, is one of the largest land animals that ever existed.

“It is not common to find all of an animal’s ribs in this way, much less maintaining their original anatomical position,” said Elisabeth Malafia University of Lisbon researcher, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Science.

These dinosaurs lived from 160 to 100 million years ago and were herbivores. They are known today for their long necks and tails.

Spanish and Portuguese paleontologists started to unearth the vertebrae and ribs earlier this month. Scientists suspect the creature to be a brachiosaurid sauropod, reports The Guardian.

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