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2014-09-09 05:41:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the second time this month, researchers have discovered a massive new type of dinosaur – a species of titanosaur known as Rukwatitan bisepultus which reportedly weighed as much as several elephants. [ Watch the Video: Researchers Discover New Species Of Dinosaur In Tanzania ] A team of paleontologists led by Eric Gorscak, a doctoral student in biological sciences at Ohio University, discovered fossils of the new creature...

Artist Rendering Dreadnoughtus schrani
2014-09-05 04:58:54

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A gigantic and remarkably complete dinosaur skeleton belongs to a new species that was 85 foot long and weighed a reported 65 tons during its lifetime, according to new research appearing in the September 4 online edition of the journal Scientific Reports. The creature, which has been named Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated, the US National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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2014-05-18 05:33:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 130-foot long, 65-foot tall, 180,000-pound dinosaur believed to have been the largest creature ever to walk the Earth has been discovered by an agricultural worker in Argentina, various media outlets have reported. According to The Telegraph, the currently unnamed creature is believed to be a new species of titanosaur, a massive herbivore belonging to the long-necked sauropod group that lived in the Late Cretaceous period. The...

Penn Researchers Describe Newly Discovered Colossal Dinosaur
2014-01-30 12:39:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Pennsylvania paleontologists, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say a new dinosaur discovered in northwestern China is colossal. The team said the new species is a plant-eating sauropod named Yongjinglong datangi that roamed the earth more than 100 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period. The fossils discovered belonged to a juvenile, roughly 50 to 60 feet long. The species is believed to belong to...

Largest Dinosaur Takes Digital Steps
2013-10-31 08:08:29

[ Watch The Video: Recreation Of Argentinosaurus Walking ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online British researchers have reconstructed one of the world’s largest dinosaurs, allowing the creature to take its first steps in over 94 million years. The University of Manchester team, along with scientists in Argentina, were able to laser scan a 40 meter-long skeleton of the massive Cretaceous Argentinosaurus dinosaur. They then used an advanced computer modeling technique...

2013-08-15 21:05:14

Muscle, cartilage surrounding vertebrae impact neck flexibility in ostriches, dinos A new analysis of ostriches reveals that a computer model of long-necked sauropods used to simulate the dinosaurs' movements, featured in BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and the focus of an installation at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, does not correctly reconstruct how flexible their necks were. The results are published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Cobley from...

Massive Sauropod Dinosaurs Ate More To Get Much Needed Nitrogen
2012-12-12 16:10:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pair of U.K. biologists has revived an older and heavily debated theory that suggests sauropod dinosaurs reached their massive sizes due to the plants they ate. About ten years ago, plant ecologists from South Africa originally formulated this theory; however their ideas have fallen out of favor with many dinosaur researchers. According to a paper from David Wilkinson of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Graeme Ruxton...

Researchers Unearth Antarctic Fossil Of A Giant, Plant-Eating Dinosaur
2011-12-20 09:44:03

Remains of a new specimen of titanosaur, a group of plant-eating dinosaurs with extremely long necks and tails, have been found for the first time on what is now Antarctica, and come from a time when the frozen continent was warmer and teemed with plant life. Dr. Ignacio Alejandro Cerda, from the Conicet research institute in Argentina, and colleagues wrote in the German journal Naturwissenschaften: “Our finding indicates that advanced titanosaurs achieved a global distribution at...

2011-12-19 14:34:12

First record of a sauropod dinosaur in Antarctica suggests more widespread distribution of this species than previously thought For the first time, the presence of large bodied herbivorous dinosaurs in Antarctica has been recorded. Until now, remains of sauropoda - one of the most diverse and geographically widespread species of herbivorous dinosaurs - had been recovered from all continental landmasses, except Antarctica. Dr. Ignacio Alejandro Cerda, from CONICET in Argentina, and his...

Image 1 - North America's Biggest Dinosaur Revealed
2011-12-08 05:56:14

New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies and the State Museum of Pennsylvania has unveiled enormous bones from North America's biggest dinosaur. In a paper published Dec. 6 in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, MSU researcher Denver W. Fowler and coauthor Robert M. Sullivan from Harrisburg, Pa., describe two gigantic vertebrae and a femur that the team collected in New Mexico from 2003 to 2006. Carrying the vertebrae alone took most of a day and was a "killer" because...


Latest Titanosaurs Reference Libraries

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2012-03-21 22:48:02

Sauroposeidon, meaning “earthquake god lizard,” is a genus of sauropods dinosaur from the Aptian and Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). It was discovered in the southeast region of Atoka County, Oklahoma, not far from the border of Texas, in a claystone outcrop. The fossils were initially misidentified as pieces of petrified wood when they were found in 1994. A more detailed analysis in 1999 revealed they were truly dinosaurian bones. They were formally...

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2010-09-16 16:28:12

Tastavinsaurus, meaning "Tastavins River lizard," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Spain. It belongs to the family Titanosauriformes, which is one of the largest sauropod groups, and also contains most of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the planet. The type species, T. sanzi, is named in honor of Spanish paleontologist Jose Luis Sanz. Tastavinsaurus is known from a partial skeleton. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2010-02-22 15:00:01

Paralititan, meaning "near sea titan", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Egypt. It was the discovered in the Bahariya Formation in 1935. The type species, P. stromeri, was named in 2001 to honor Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach, a German paleontologist who discovered dinosaurs in this area in the early 1900s. The humerus of Paralititan is 5.5 feet long, much longer than other known Cretaceous sauropod. Little is known of Paralititan,...

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2010-02-16 15:48:49

Adamantisaurus, meaning "Adamantina lizard", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Turonian-Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period (93 to 70 million years ago). It lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the Adamantina Formation in the Bauru Group of geologic formations. The remains of Adamantisaurus were first mentioned in 1959, but the dinosaur was not named until 2006 by Brazilian paleontologists Rodrigo Santucci and Reinaldo Bertini. It...

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2010-02-04 11:55:28

Rinconsaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It lived in what is now Argentina. It was discovered in 1997 in the Neuquen province of Argentina. It was described by Calvo and Riga in 2003, based on three incomplete skeletons that included the vertebrae, limbs, scapula, hips, and several ribs. Some cranial fragments and a few teeth have also been found. The type species is R. caudamirus. The genus was named for the location of the discovery: Rincón de los...

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