A team of scientists led by Drexel University’s Kenneth Lacovara, PhD, have discovered a new species of dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani. They describe the new species in detail in the journal Scientific Reports on Sept. 4, 2014. This enormous specimen is the most complete skeleton ever found of a dinosaur in the most-massive group of titanosaurs. It is the largest land animal ever found of calculable mass.

This page is a collection of resources about the discovery.

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News Release and Information about Dreadnoughtus schrani

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  • Scientific paper in Scientific Reports (open-access): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep06196
    • Included in the paper’s supplement are links to free downloadable 3D PDFs of bone structures


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