Amazing new discoveries in South America are revolutionising what we thought we knew about the dinosaur world. It now seems that South America was home to both the largest meat eater, so new it's still without a name, and the largest herbivore, the enormous long necked Argentinasaurus. And what's more, these dinosaurs lived at the same time in the same place. So it's possible that like in a science fiction movie, in this prehistoric world these two giants of their kind fought each other in a spectacular clash of the Titans. This documentary follows the scientists to Argentina as they unearth one of these giants, a brand new species of dinosaur, the biggest carnivore ever discovered. Not yet named, this new creature is even bigger than T. rex, the so-called "king" of the carnivores. The new giant South American predator had a skull bigger than a man that was full of serrated, knife like teeth and long powerful jaw muscles. They could dissect their prey with almost surgical precision. But even this formidable killing machine couldn't alone have taken on the massive long neck, Argentinasaurus, which was the height of a five story building. It must have hunted in a pack. The problem is, the mega meat eaters have always been assumed to have been solitary creatures. The evidence shows that they lived and hunted alone. If they weren't pack hunters, then they would never have attacked Argentinasaurus. So it looked like the idea of a mighty battle between these two giants was simply science fiction. But extraordinary new clues are proving otherwise.
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