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A giant sauropod dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous mangrove deposit in Egypt

Smith, JB and Lamanna, MC and Lacovara, KJ and Dodson, P and Smith, JR and Poole, JC and Giegengack, R and Attia, Y (2001) A giant sauropod dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous mangrove deposit in Egypt. Science, 292 (5522). 1704 - 1706. ISSN 0036-8075

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We describe a giant titanosaurid sauropod dinosaur discovered in coastal deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Bahariya Formation of Egypt, a unit that has produced three Tyrannosaurus-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 titanosaurids and their predators habitually entered such environments.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Smith, JB
Lamanna, MC
Lacovara, KJ
Dodson, P
Smith, JR
Poole, JC
Giegengack, R
Attia, Y
Date: 1 June 2001
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Science
Volume: 292
Number: 5522
Page Range: 1704 - 1706
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1126/science.1060561
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Geology and Planetary Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0036-8075
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 20:37
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:55


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