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Largest TITANosaur: Dreadnoughtus schrani

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Meet Dreadnoughtus schrani, the LARGEST and most complete titanosaur discovered to date. The multinational team discovered the well preserved remains – which included muscle and tendon tissues – in Argentina. The larger of the two individuals found has a projected mass of 59 tons and length of 26 meters. Strictly an herbivore, Dreadnoughtus schrani had a “weaponized tail” for defense though all known predators in the Upper Cretaceous when the titanosaur lived would have been dwarfed by the creatures’ size.

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(Concept illustration of Dreadnoughtus schrani. Image Credit: Jennifer Hall)

Read more about the new giant and the excavation at Sci-News.

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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