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scientist found heaviest animal Perucetus colossus living on earth 4 crore years ago weight upto 340 tonnes

scientist found heaviest animal Perucetus colossus living on earth 4 crore years ago weight upto 340 tonnes
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scientist found heaviest animal Perucetus colossus living on earth 4 crore years ago weight upto 340 tonnes

scientist found heaviest animal Perucetus colossus living on earth 4 crore years ago weight upto 340 tonnes

Scientists have discovered a whale which was the heaviest creature on Earth about 40 million years ago. Its half incomplete skeleton has been found in Peru, after studying which scientists have estimated that it must have been the heaviest creature ever to have lived on earth. Before this discovery, the blue whale was considered the largest creature on earth. That means bigger than dinosaurs. But the discovery of Peru may have added a new name to history.

Scientists have named it Perucetus colossus. This is a giant whale from Peru which has been identified as the heaviest creature on earth. According to NDTV, the study has been published in the journal Nature. An international team of researchers has found huge bones in the Peruvian desert. Looking at these, it has been estimated that whatever animal these bones belonged to, its weight must have been around several hundred tons. But on the other hand, it is also a fact that in the Guinness World Records, the largest blue whale is said to be 190 tonnes.

At the same time, about the whale found in Peru, researchers have said that its weight could be 85 to 340 tons. That is, it is not yet clearly said how heavy the whale might actually have been. Study is going on in this regard. The first whale fossil was discovered by Mario Urbina. Paleontologists have spent decades searching for it on the southern coast of Peru. Urbina says that there is no record in history of such a large creature. It is the largest creature ever known. But when he discovered it, no one believed him.

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Researchers have estimated that its length would have been around 20 meters, or 65 feet. Huge bones have been found at the site whose weight is said to be 200 kg. Four of these bones are ribs and one is the hip bone. This process has taken several years. It took several trips to collect these large fossils. After that, it took many years for researchers in Peru and Europe to understand what they had discovered.

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