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Patagotitan mayorum: Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name

NEW YORK: A new species of titanosaur, discovered in Patagonia three years ago and perhaps the largest known dinosaur to have existed, was formally bestowed a new name on Wednesday: Patagotitan mayorum. The name translates as giant from Patagonia, paleontologist Diego Pol told an unveiling ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where a cast of the colossal creature has been on display since 2016 -- so huge that its head and neck extend into a lobby. Mayorum was selected after the name of the…