The femur bone is measured to be over six feet long and is thought to have belonged to a sauropod — a subgroup of herbivorous, long-necked and four-legged dinosaurs common in the Jurassic era.
“This femur is huge! And in an exceptional state of conservation. It’s very moving,” Jean-François Tournepiche, curator at the Museum of Angouleme, told Le Parisien.
The bone was found at the Angeac-Charente excavation site, where in 2010 paleontologists extracted another femur, also measuring over six feet long.
Scientists have succeeded in rebuilding over half a sauropod, since then, according to Le Parisien, along with other bone, fossil and vertebrate discoveries.