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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Dreadnoughtus, new massive titanosaur (Sauropoda) from
Argentina (free pdf)
To: don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>, dinosaur@usc.edu

Ben Creisler

Note that there are a couple of new teaser reconstructed thumbnail
images of Spinosaurus on the "Lost Giant of the Cretaceous" website
(the head and neck mainly)--the thumbnail of the full skeleton is
gone. Next week expect-- Spinosaurnado!


On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 8:54 AM, don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Overheard in the theater of the mind -- "One even-bigger-than-T-rex theropod, 
> coming right up!
> ________________________________
> From: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>;
> To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>; <VRTPALEO@usc.edu>;
> Subject: Dreadnoughtus, new massive titanosaur (Sauropoda) from Argentina 
> (free pdf)
> Sent: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 3:24:38 PM
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> A new paper in open access:
> Kenneth J. Lacovara, Matthew C. Lamanna, Lucio M. Ibiricu, Jason C.
> Poole, Elena R. Schroeter, Paul V. Ullmann, Kristyn K. Voegele,
> Zachary M. Boles, Aja M. Carter, Emma K. Fowler, Victoria M. Egerton,
> Alison E. Moyer, Christopher L. Coughenour, Jason P. Schein,  Jerald
> D. Harris, Rubén D. Martínez & Fernando E. Novas (2014)
> A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur
> from Southern Patagonia, Argentina.
> Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 6196
> doi:10.1038/srep06196
> http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140904/srep06196/full/srep06196.html
> Titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs were the most diverse and abundant
> large-bodied herbivores in the southern continents during the final 30
> million years of the Mesozoic Era. Several titanosaur species are
> regarded as the most massive land-living animals yet discovered;
> nevertheless, nearly all of these giant titanosaurs are known only
> from very incomplete fossils, hindering a detailed understanding of
> their anatomy. Here we describe a new and gigantic titanosaur,
> Dreadnoughtus schrani, from Upper Cretaceous sediments in southern
> Patagonia, Argentina. Represented by approximately 70% of the
> postcranial skeleton, plus craniodental remains, Dreadnoughtus is the
> most complete giant titanosaur yet discovered, and provides new
> insight into the morphology and evolutionary history of these colossal
> animals. Furthermore, despite its estimated mass of about 59.3 metric
> tons, the bone histology of the Dreadnoughtus type specimen reveals
> that this individual was still growing at the time of death.
> News stories:
> http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/September/Dreadnoughtus-Dinosaur/
> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140904-giant-sauropod-dinosaur-dreadnoughtus-argentina/
> http://phys.org/news/2014-09-unveil-dreadnoughtus-gigantic-exceptionally-sauropod.html
> http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/dreadnoughtus-new-giant-joins-biggest-dinosaur-parade-n195306