New Giants

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Duration: 30 minutes

This episode of the documentary series focuses on the new giants, the heavyweights of the dinosaur world. It is only in recent years that experts have unearthed the biggest dinosaurs that ever lived.

One monster eclipsed all others; more than seven times as heavy as diplodocus was the immense argentinosaurus - a single backbone was bigger than a human.

For years, these giants were considered immune to attack from any predator - until the discovery of mapusaurus, a new giant killer whose fate appeared to be inextricably linked to argentinosaurus.

  • Argentinosaurus

    Argentinosaurus

    The biggest animal ever to walk the Earth.

    Name: “Argentine lizard”
    Age: 95 million years
    Length: 35m
    Weight: 75t
    Range: South America

    Watch: Argentinosaurus
  • Mapusaurus

    Mapusaurus

    South America’s deadly sauropod hunter.

    Name: “Earth lizard”
    Age: 95 million years
    Length: 12m
    Weight: 5t
    Range: South America

    Watch: Mapusaurus

Credits

Narrator
John Hurt
Narrator
John Hurt
Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer
Nigel Paterson
Series Producer
Nigel Paterson
Director
Nigel Paterson
Director
Nigel Paterson

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