The 40 metre long and 20 metre tall dino, which is as yet nameless, weighed in at 77 tonnes – much bigger than the previous record holder Argentinosaurus (pictured), and would have walked the earth some 100 million years ago.

A total of 150 bones – parts of seven individuals – were excavated by a team of palaeontologists from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio, led by Dr Jose Luis Carballido and Dr Diego Pol.

Researchers told the BBC: “Given the size of these bones, which surpass any of the previously known giant animals, the new dinosaur is the largest animal that walked the Earth.”

They said the veggiesaurus – a new species of titanosaur – would be named “describing its magnificence” and “in honor to both the region and the farm owners who alerted us about the discovery”.

As it the dinosaur lived several million years before the invention of film, here’s a clip of the new Transformers movie featuring the dinobots. Enjoy.

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