A Portuguese man found remains of what scientists think could be the remains of the biggest dinosaur ever, in his backyard

An international research team is now uncovering the fossils

The man reportedly began noticing the fossilised bones years ago.

The colossal discovery had been years in the making

The property owner in Pombal, Portugal stumbled upon fossil fragments in his yard

while doing construction work in 2017, researchers said. Researchers began their initial work that year.

The excavation team was impressed by how in-tact they found the remains,

Only the ribs and vertebrae have come to light so far, but the paleontologists believe the rest of the skeleton may be buried nearby