A Giant Sauropod Dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous Mangrove Deposit in Egypt

  title={A Giant Sauropod Dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous Mangrove Deposit in Egypt},
  author={J. B. Smith and M. Lamanna and K. Lacovara and P. Dodson and J. R. Smith and J. Poole and R. Giegengack and Y. Attia},
  pages={1704 - 1706}
We describe a giant titanosaurid sauropod dinosaur discovered in coastal deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Bahariya Formation of Egypt, a unit that has produced threeTyrannosaurus-sized theropods and numerous other vertebrate taxa. Paralititan stromeri is the first tetrapod reported from Bahariya since 1935. Its 1.69-meter-long humerus is longer than that of any known Cretaceous sauropod. The autochthonous scavenged skeleton was preserved in mangrove deposits, raising the possibility that… Expand
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