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2010-05-03 09:35:52

In 1895, the sister of an eccentric paleontologist called Franz Baron Nopcsa discovered small dinosaur bones on their family estate in Transylvania. Nopcsa interpreted these as the remains of dwarfed animals that had once lived on an island. Among these finds were a number of bones belonging to a sauropod dinosaur which Nopcsa named Magyarosaurus dacus, after his native country. A team of scientists led by Koen Stein and Professor Dr. Martin Sander from the University of Bonn, decided to cut...

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2010-03-02 08:17:17

The remains of a new herbivorous sauropod dinosaur, discovered near the world-famous Carnegie Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument, may help explain the evolution of the largest land animals ever to walk the earth. University of Michigan paleontologist Jeffrey Wilson and graduate student John Whitlock, along with coauthors from Brigham Young University and Dinosaur National Monument, describe the new species in a paper published online Feb. 24 in the journal Naturwissenschaften. The discovery...

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2009-10-07 14:15:00

French researchers claim they have uncovered what are likely the biggest dinosaur footprints in the world, left by giant sauropods that may have weighed 40 tons or more, AFP reported. The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) said a pair of amateur fossil-hunters discovered an extraordinary track of footprints in April this year in the Jura plateau at Plagne, near the southeastern city of Lyon. Professional paleontologists authenticated the find and said the prints are among the...

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2009-08-27 14:01:57

Paleontologists in Australia have discovered a new species of dinosaur on a sheep farm in the northern state of Queensland. The fossils are of a large plant-eating sauropod, nicknamed Zac, which roamed the earth about 97 million years ago. They were discovered in Eromanga, which is a town full of fossils that was once covered by a vast inland area. According to the scientists, the discovery confirms Australia's importance as a center for dinosaur discovery. In 2004, the country's largest...

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2009-02-17 10:40:00

A researcher said Monday that scientists have found fossil remains of an omnivorous dinosaur in Argentina, a missing link to the carnivores. "It is an omnivore -- in other words it ate everything (plants and meat) -- which is the missing link between carnivorous dinosaurs and giant four-footed herbivores," said Oscar Alcober, also director of the Natural Sciences Museum in San Juan, 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) west of Buenos Aires. "This is a very important piece of the puzzle on the origin...

2008-10-17 21:00:07

Researchers said a dinosaur graveyard discovered in Utah holds a wealth of fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Luis Chiappe, director of the Dinosaur Institute and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, said one of the most exciting finds so far is a 150-million-year-old sauropod named Gnatalie, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The fossil is estimated to be 50 feet long. Chiappe said he was also excited to find the three-toed prints of a European stegosaur,...

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2007-10-16 00:00:00

By MICHAEL ASTOR RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - The skeleton of what is believed to be a new dinosaur species - a 105-foot plant-eater that is among the largest dinosaurs ever found - has been uncovered in Argentina, scientists said Monday. Scientists from Argentina and Brazil said the Patagonian dinosaur appears to represent a previously unknown species of Titanosaur because of the unique structure of its neck. They named it Futalognkosaurus dukei after the Mapuche Indian words for "giant"...

2006-08-29 00:50:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Scientists on Monday unveiled a replica of a skeleton scientists said was from the largest dinosaur species yet discovered in Brazil - a mid-sized herbivore that roamed central Brazil some 80 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period. A scientific description of the dinosaur, which represents a previously unknown species and measured some 13 yards from head to tail, was published on Aug. 11 in Brazilian National Museum's bulletin. Scientists named the...

2006-08-28 17:03:48

By Julio Villaverde RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species based on fossilized fragments of the herbivorous reptile that lived 80 million years ago. The Maxakalisaurus topai, of the Titanosauria group, was 13 meters (yards) long and weighed about nine tons. It had a large body, long tail and neck with a relatively small head. Some of the bones found had the marks of teeth on them, which led scientists to believe that...

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2005-11-17 15:35:00

WASHINGTON -- Imagine dinosaur terrain - full of ferns and palms, right? Better add some grass to that picture. A new discovery debunks the theory that grasses didn't emerge until long after the dinosaurs died off. Fossilized dung tells the story: The most prominent plant-eating dinosaurs were digesting different varieties of grass between 65 million and 71 million years ago, researchers report Friday in the journal Science. The earliest grass fossils ever found were about 55 million years...


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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