09/05/2014

Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

11:42 minutes

Researchers uncovered the fossilized bones of a dinosaur called Dreadnoughtus schrani, which had a 30-foot-long tail and weighed an estimated 65 tons. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara discusses the diverse group of Titanosaurs—which might have been the largest land creatures to roam the earth—and examines how this particular dino could have moved around the landscape.

 

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Kenneth Lacovara

Kenneth Lacovara is a paleontology and geology professor and a paleontology fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.