Huge dinosaur bone believed to be over 140 million years old unearthed in France

A huge dinosaur bone believed to be over 140 million years old has been unearthed in France.

The two-metre long femur was discovered this week at Angeac-Charente, a site in the southwest of the country where remains of some of the largest animals that ever lived on land have been dug up since 2010.

The bone is thought to have belonged to a sauropod, herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails which were widespread in the late Jurassic era, over 140 million years ago.

"I am amazed by its state of preservation," Ronan Allain, a paleontologist at the National History Museum of Paris said.

Allain said scientists at the site near the city of Cognac have found more than 7,500 fossils of more than 40 different species since 2010, making it one of the largest such finds in Europe.

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