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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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Personal Quote: "It must be new or bust!"

All images are my own copyrights unless explicitly noted otherwise. If you are interested in commissioning work or using any of my images in a paper, book, presentation or website, drop me a line at Paleo_King@hotmail.com.

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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, hi, do you mind if I quote, or use the link from you blog article about watermarks and logos for an FB project? PaleoPolice, if you're familiar? I think the article is really good, and in lieu of more theft...
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Be my guest. I don't recall that being the title however.
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vasix Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh? Well, I don't really recall the exact title of the post, just its content...something about GSP though and his plagiarism ballyhoo. PaleoPolice is just the name of our FB group, just those who dedicated ourselves to identify plagiarism and theft, and with Paul's claims and craze, it makes it more interesting
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awful. Jurassic World is a new low. Not only do they refuse to update any of their dinosaurs, they also steal from the starving artist. I boycott. Spielberg (or whoever is directing this one) isn't getting my money.

Yes, silhouettes can be copyrighted. The Mickey Mouse example is obvious proof of that. Try blacking out a pic of Elvis or Marilyn Monroe, or even batman or Aladdin, and using it commercially, and see if you don't get sued.
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Yeah, in fact if I ever plan to see Jurassic World (directed by Colin Trevorrow actually), I'll probably see a pirated version just out of spite and poetic justice.
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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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