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Remains of 700,000-year-old giant bear found in San Pedro

The fossil of a 700,000-year-old giant bear was discovered by a team of palaeontologists in the Argentinian town of San Pedro, north of Buenos Aires. The remains of what is said to be the most powerful carnivore of Argentina's Quaternary period were discovered by a team of San Pedro's Paleontological Museum, during a routine mineral extraction tour. According to the museum's Paleontology director, Jose Luis Aguilar, the bear was off the Arctotherium angustidens species and it would have had a body mass of about 800 kg (1873 lbs).
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