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A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur from Southern Patagonia, Argentina

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, September 2014
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Title
A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur from Southern Patagonia, Argentina
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Scientific Reports, September 2014
DOI 10.1038/srep06196
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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

Abstract

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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
Canada 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
Chile 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 167 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 35 19%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 17%
Unspecified 16 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 8%
Other 54 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 71 39%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 61 33%
Unspecified 21 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 3%
Environmental Science 5 3%
Other 20 11%

Attention Score in Context

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