Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

The last South American titanosaur

Aeolosaurus

I thought titanosaur was a made-up dinosaur name, but turns out it’s not. 

Titanosaurs are in the sauropod family, known for their “lizard-hips”, small heads but large overall size – some reaching 60 feet in height – and herbivorous ways.  Of particular interest for the purposes of this post is the aeolosaurus.  The last one on record was found during the construction of the Familia Schroeder winery in San Patricio del Chañar, a fairly new winemaking region in the Patagonia area of Argentina.  The fossils are still on exhibit at the winery today.  

Since I’m more interested in enology than paleontology, I’ll get on with it. Click here for the wine I tried

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