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Dreadnoughtus schrani, or as I call it, Lacovara's titanosaur, is the newest giant on the block. Just described, after years of painstaking reconstruction and cementing thousands of fragments together. Not the biggest dinosaur, but still very impressive for its size and completeness.

Find out more on my blog here: paleoking.blogspot.com/2014/09…

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ebkMheGcLlQ/VBTSWLhj09I/AAAAAAAABWQ/hSxn1k_szVw/s1600/model.jpg

And here's the announcement from Drexel U: drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/Se…

And the paper itself: www.nature.com/srep/2014/14090…

No matter whether you agree or disagree with the paper's conclusions, this is one cool beast. And one impressive name.
Post your thoughts below. What do you like about this find? Heck, what's not to like!
Abydosaurus and Lusotitan have been revised. Check them out:

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In the case of Abydosaurus, the changes required were relatively slight. For Lusotitan, they were far more radical, and resulted in a considerably smaller body size, but with a longer tail than before. This was a relatively long-tailed brachiosaur, but not an exceptionally huge one as previously thought. The head was also altered based on additional data from Europasaurus and referred Brachiosaurus sp. remains. Lusotitan was probably closer to the basal end of Brachiosauridae, somewhere between Europasaurus and Giraffatitan.
Dreadnoughtus schrani, or as I call it, Lacovara's titanosaur, is the newest giant on the block. Just described, after years of painstaking reconstruction and cementing thousands of fragments together. Not the biggest dinosaur, but still very impressive for its size and completeness.

Find out more on my blog here: paleoking.blogspot.com/2014/09…

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ebkMheGcLlQ/VBTSWLhj09I/AAAAAAAABWQ/hSxn1k_szVw/s1600/model.jpg

And here's the announcement from Drexel U: drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/Se…

And the paper itself: www.nature.com/srep/2014/14090…

No matter whether you agree or disagree with the paper's conclusions, this is one cool beast. And one impressive name.
Post your thoughts below. What do you like about this find? Heck, what's not to like!

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Nima
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codyknepper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A long time ago when I was a teenager with dreams of being a paleoartist you gave me alot of constructive advice about creating realistic dinosaurs and following my own creative drive. It has been almost 5 years since you gave me that advice (on my old DA page). I am now an art teacher and I am starting my illustration career. Thanks for the constructive advice. I may not have mastered realistic dinosaurs but your advice prompted me to take a serious look at my own work and say "how can I stand out?" I think I figured it out and I am enjoying what I am doing. I followed my creative drive and developed a series of dinosaur cartoons that I used to teach dinosaur themed lesson plans to students in my art classes. Thanks again for your words of wisdom and for creating some awesome dinosaur artwork.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thank you brother Nima for your kind words...you understand me very good. your are a great man. I am happy for having a good friend like you.

I will send you paper of Nature about Livyatan.

Paleo_King@hotmail.com

lately, I found some information that show us Sperm whales exist in Oman Gulf(دریای عمان)....this month, my Persian language article publish in an Iranian magazine and will tell people this fact. in Iran, I published my articles very difficult. the most magazines cannot understand value of my research and Iranian Journals just interested to Original articles that having material and method. oh my God, my English is very good, my biology knowledge is very good and I know several scientists, experts like you  in the world. I have many interesting knowledge about animals, plants, and Fossils that can share with Iranian people that do not know enough English or biology. however, silly managers of magazines do not understand my words. I continue my efforts. every time one of them reject me with rude manner, I search other new magazines and the most of the time, my research have success and I can publish my work.

my Email:
keyvan_1878@yahoo.com
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
shape of Livyatan ´s skull roof published in 2010 Lambert et.al. paper. It had a shorter top. But in 2011 the San marcos University´s Paleontology Museum shows this new whole reconstruction of the skull. This was made by the peruvian artist Alfredo Martínez with the technical supervision of paleontologist Rodolfo Salas.You may see that the skull has a new and taller roof. And it is very different from the shape of the original paper. therefore, Livyatan, after Salas & Martinez 2010, have the taller roof...is it scientifically correct or not? How and why?
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I need to look at the paper before I can drop the hammer on this one.

Far as I know this animal's skull was already restored tall from the beginning, it's not elongated like modern sperm whales. How badly fragmented is the actual skull?
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
wikipaleo in facebook
brother Nima, please come to facebook. there is a special page that send you pdf of paleontology papers that you need for free. name of this group is Wikipaleo. many scientists exist in this page for help to researchers.

www.facebook.com/groups/wikipa…
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks I should check that.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
There is my facebook....I hope you create a facebook too :
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
we know Spinosaurus can swim. even T.rex can swim. I think, my knowledge about Dinosaurs are very little, although, through paleontologists, my knowledge about marine adaptation are more than other experts because I am a biologist and study Sharks, Whales, seals and prehistoric marine reptiles for several years. I see many strange things in new theory about spinosaurus. I do not see any adaptation in Spinosaurus limbs for such marine adaptation. also, T.rex can swim in sea surface. but authors of this paper believed spinosaurus can dive for foraging..such opinion exist about Hadrosaurs too in past. Now, we never draw Hadrosaurs in depth of water for eat sea grass. Hadrosaurs swim in see surface if they need to cross of a region to other region. Spinosaurus have legs....therefore, Spinosaurus can came to land, even with a short legs...seals can, all of dinosaurs adapt for walking in land...do not forget, They are not Pliosaurs or Mosasaur. Spinosaurus can come to land and walk in land. its pelvic give it such ability and there are not any difference in a good walking in land, with long or short legs. also, I disagree with new illustrations about this theory. if Spinosaurus need to dive to depth, should place hands and legs beside its body and swim like Crocodiles with movement its body. its hands and legs do not show any adaptation for use in water like Pliosaurs. wave movement of its body is only way for such dive. do not forget, vertebrate anatomy of Mosasaurs give them such wave movement but vertebrate anatomy of Pliosaurs are solid and do not such chance for wave movement. Crocodiles can have such wave movement and about Spinosaurus, I do not know really.

 I am happy to hear your opinion.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014

Brother Nima, Many thanks for your answers about Pliosaurs and Spinosaurus. I love your wise interpretation. I am sure you study very much for having such great knowledge. In fact, you perform duty of Professors. You answer to my questions very good like a teacher. Many thanks.

Unfortunally, professors, authors of papers in both Paleontology and medical science just give us silence as answer. They select an academic job just for having a salary and cannot understand value of duty in answering to researchers.

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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
True... and sometimes professors appear to show interest in collaboration with artists, only to completely go email-silent and drop off the planet when you try to contact them. Been there, done that.

I would be honored if you called me Teacher. You are one of the few people who are so dedicated to truly getting things right.
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