Titanosaur, the South Pole giant

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iol scitech dec 28 Antarctica AP Antarcticas overall ice loss amounted to 6 billion tons each year during the 11-year study period. But in the western part, the ice loss grew by 18 billion tons a year, every year.

London - The fossilised remains of huge plant-eating dinosaurs have been found in Antarctica.

It is the first evidence of titanosaurs - the largest vertebrates which have ever lived - in the world’s most southerly continent.

A team of Argentinian scientists made the discovery of a mid-tail vertebra in the James Ross Basin.

Titanosaurs - which had small, wide heads and spoon-like teeth - were a diverse group of sauropod dinosaurs which originated in the early cretaceous period, which ran from 99 to 67 million years ago.

At the time, Antarctica was not a frozen wasteland but was covered in forest. Sauropods continued to roam the earth until the end of the cretaceous period which marked the extinction of the dinosaurs. - Daily Mail

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