"This new discovery was a pleasant surprise, and I think it's one of the most important dinosaur finds of the last few years", Steve Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland who wasn't involved in the study, told Live Science.
The team also found biological evidence for just how the creature managed to get so big so early.
"This reveals that the first pulse towards gigantism in dinosaurs occurred over 30 million years before the appearance of the first [true sauropods]", write the researchers in their study.
But the discovery of I. prima shows that this was not the case, with gigantism seemingly evolving around 30 million years earlier than thought, according to Cecilia Apaldetti, from the Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina, and her colleagues.
As the researchers pointed out, during early-Triassic, when dinosaurs started to grow, there were many small reptiles which evolved in giant dinosaurs. It was at least twice as large as the other plant-eaters that shared the warm, savannah environment it inhabited.
There have been excavations of four skeletons in all, out of which one is an entirely new species, and the other three are of related dinosaurs.
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For a long time, as noted, Apalette, scientists believed that their ancestors appeared in the late Triassic period, about 210 million years ago.
Dinosaurs first appeared around 230 million years ago, and it was believed to have taken them about 50 million years to become massive. The lengthy neck and tail belonged to the sauropod family of dinosaurs. Cyclic growth was common in the dinosaurs of that period, but they usually stopped growing until they reached nearly 1.8 tons in weight and 3 meters in length.
The remarkably preserved specimens were discovered in a dinosaur "nest" unearthed at a World Heritage site known for its fossils in Argentina's north western San Juan province. The fossilized remains include a shoulder bone, several neck vertebrae, and some bones from the legs and tail.
Growth rings seen in its bones show it grew very fast.
The last, iconic sauropods had the benefit of a long history of evolutionary innovation in this regard, said Dr Apaldetti. Ingentia has been estimated to have weighed about 10 tons, which is huge for its time but makes it a relative lightweight next to some of its descendants like Patagotitan, the largest land animal to ever walk the Earth.
President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Pompeo and his delegation had just traveled to North Korea to meet with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol.
It's like, how the hell did I get stabbed? Because I can't believe with his legs someone could do that, " he told WTVJ. He and a female friend who was present said Mr Coronado asked Mr Crenshaw for directions and was attacked, police said.
They were only fingernails, but to Shridhar Chillal , cutting them off probably felt a bit like cutting off his own hand. Though his fragile nails complicated many everyday activities, like sleeping, Chillal has led a mostly normal life.
Kenedy joined Chelsea almost three years ago from Brazilian side Fluminense, but has played just 27 times for the club . If the move goes through, Kenedy will once again be looking to play on a regular basis under Benitez at Newcastle.
But the red carpet treatment is likely to be overshadowed by massive protests planned by Britons opposed to Trump's presence. That prompted almost half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from the UK.
Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. A giant six-metre-high blimp of Trump depicted as an orange baby in nappies is also expected to fly over the capital.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte holding onto their father Prince William \'s hands as they leave the chapel. According to the site, she also wore matching Manolo Blahnik suede pumps and a hat from Stephen Jones Millinery.
Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman stepped down in May, said a big club like Arsenal should always remain open to new signings but insisted he is happy with the squad he has available.
More worrying, however, oxygen levels in the cave were falling. "We have more expertise than yesterday", he said on Tuesday. Scattered monsoon rains continued to risk percolating through the limestone cave walls to flood the tunnels with water.
Although parents of the first eight boys rescued were able to see their sons, they had to stand six feet away from the children. Narongsak said about half of the 13 foreign divers on the crack team of 18 who rescued the boys were British.
Of the alliance, he said it was "very unified, very strong, no problem". "Germany is one of our closest allies", he pointed out. The officials said Trump threatened to "do his own thing". "So I think [Trump] has every justification for saying it".
Wimbledon 2018 -- Angelique Kerber advances to final
The 29-year-old had served more aces (44) and hit more winners (199) than any other player in the first five rounds. Williams is also chasing the chance to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams singles titles.
Amazon India prepares for its most anticipated event yet
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Is Brett Kavanaugh Catholic?
Texas may have an ally to gain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , is confirmed. The poll I cited above found that 68 percent of North Dakota voters want Heitkamp to vote to confirm Kavanaugh .
Ex-Trump aide: Stormy Daniels arrest 'reeks of entrapment'
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which Trump has denied. However, Trump - who initially denied knowledge of the payment - subsequently conceded that Cohen was in fact reimbursed.
Brexit campaigners seek to harden May's EU plan next week
He said as much in a damning resignation letter, lamenting that the Brexit Dream was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". They "didn't represent the majority of opinion in the conservative party or house of commons", he said.