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Largest TITANosaur: Dreadnoughtus schrani



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.

(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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