Huge paleontology news from South Africa! Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur, believed to have been the largest land animal "to have lived at the time." They named the creature Ledumahadi mafube, which translates to "a giant thunderclap at dawn."
Scientists say a newly discovered dinosaur, whose extremely subtle name translates to "a giant thunderclap at dawn,… https://t.co/0C4GdZnpIP— NPR (@NPR)1538353920.0
@NPR https://t.co/yXhTndw6ka— miss magic jesus (@miss magic jesus)1538412861.0
The dinosaur weighed in at a massive 26,000 pounds, making its name especially fitting.
This 26,000-pound dinosaur roamed the earth 200 million years ago https://t.co/8DDERb0ClQ https://t.co/dSYx5fiN3G— MSN Video (@MSN Video)1538218990.0
@NPR Never skips chest day either.— Jake Story (@Jake Story)1538411481.0
My latest: a new species of South African dinosaur reached a staggering 24,000 pounds—but did it with an unusual po… https://t.co/Rw38iVfqFT— Michael Greshko (@Michael Greshko)1538061537.0
Dino-fans all over the world were very excited by the new old creature!
My kids, boyfriend, and I were geeking out tonight over this, a new dinosaur discovery: Ledumahadi mafube https://t.co/OkbxdNDQUJ— LadyL RN ☀️🌊🇺🇸 (@LadyL RN ☀️🌊🇺🇸)1538184897.0
@CNN WHA WHA WHA!!! THIS IS AMAZING OMFG— josue (@josue)1538441885.0
@lucypeps @CNN I know right!!! It’s crazy! 😀— Nicole 🦇 (@Nicole 🦇)1538417294.0
Of course, since this is the internet, some Twitter users couldn't help but crack jokes.
@CNN "A giant thunderclap at dawn" Dont worry dino. I have early morning flatulence too.— JustSomeGuy (@JustSomeGuy)1538416271.0
@usatodayweather Let the cloning begin... https://t.co/WQYSAmNQej— Hunter Foote (@Hunter Foote)1538406571.0
@usatodayweather @markellislive LOOK Mark a New DINOSARRR😅😉😅 https://t.co/pmda8EvyKD— Mike Killmonger (@Mike Killmonger)1538450770.0
Paleontology Twitter served up a healthy dose of Jurassic snark.
@NPR https://t.co/jpbKpL1nXr— QP ☮️❤️🕉 🐶🌈💪🏼✊🏼🇺🇸🌊 (@QP ☮️❤️🕉 🐶🌈💪🏼✊🏼🇺🇸🌊)1538440159.0
@usatodayweather Like if you also thought the smaller dinosaur was smelling its butt https://t.co/mTwjJw8Xxs— Stencho Poncho (@Stencho Poncho)1538426216.0
Enjoy the new dinosaur, everyone! Ross Geller would be proud...
@usatodayweather Immediately thought of Ross talking about a discovered dino.🦕 https://t.co/6z0D0biN4r— J S P (@J S P)1538409901.0
@usatodayweather 🙌🤣🤣 #DoctorRossGeller https://t.co/O17PXUScH7— Elena Canty (@Elena Canty)1538427020.0