The last of the dinosaur titans: a new sauropod from Madagascar

  title={The last of the dinosaur titans: a new sauropod from Madagascar},
  author={Kristina A. Curry Rogers and Catherine A Forster},
The Titanosauria, the last surviving group of the giant sauropod dinosaurs, attained a near-global distribution by the close of the Cretaceous period (65 Myr ago). With the exception of a few new discoveries in Argentina, most titanosaurs are known only from fragmentary postcranial skeletons and rare, isolated skull elements. Here we describe the most complete titanosaur yet discovered. Rapetosaurus krausei gen. et sp. nov., from the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar, provides a view of… 

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