the discovery of the most complete fossil of a dinosaur, dating
back 2–7 million years ago, in the Iranian city of Varzaghan,
one of the world’s biggest paleontology centers and museums is
slated to be built northeast of the country.
Dinotherium Giganteum is one of the most unique types of
dinosaurs and archaeologists have never been able to find a
complete set of its skeleton to date. Researchers believe this
extinct mammal has been the forefather of mammoths. Iranian
repairing staff discovered this precious fossil more than six
months ago while repairing the stable of a historical house,
named Amir Ershad’s House.
initially thought it belonged to a mammoth: however, studies
conducted by scholars at Tabriz University, northwestern of
Iran, concluded it has been a Dinotherium Giganteum fossil.
“After some discussions with provincial officials and the
University of Tabriz, one of the world’s biggest paleontology
centers and museums will be built in Varzaghan,” said Saber
Esmaili, the governor of the city, 60 km of Tabriz, the capital
city of the northwestern province of Eastern Azerbaijan.
Researchers had already found a few fossils of this dinosaur,
but their discoveries comprised just a few separate bones. Head
of Iranian Paleontologists said the fossil is 3.5 m in length
and weighs over a ton.