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.

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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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