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“Bizarre” New Dinosaur: Giant Raptor Found in Argentina

by Pat Coate | December 22, 2008

Patagonia Region, Argentina - Scientists have discovered what they say is a completely unexpected new giant dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in Argentina.

At 16.5 to 21 feet long (5 to 6.5 meters) long, depending on its tail size, Austroraptor cabazai is among the largest of the slender, carnivorous, two-legged dinosaurs called raptors, said Fernando Novas, the lead researcher behind the discovery.

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