POMBAL, (Portugal) August 27, 2022
From our Overseas Bureau
Reportedly, skeletal remains of a dinosaur, believed to be the largest to ever be found in Europe, has been unearthed from a backyard of a resident of Pombal City, Portugal.
The skeleton measure 12 metres in height and 25 metres in length. The remains are being analysed and studied by an international team of researchers, including members from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.
The dinosaur is believed to be a gigantic sauropod, which is a group of herbivorous, quadrupedal creatures that featured long necks and tails.
Notably, excavation-project was initiated in 2017 when the owner of a property in Pombal noticed several fragments of fossilised bones in his backyard, while he was carrying out some construction work. Expecting something bigger than just fragments, he informed the research team, which then started the excavation.