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Puertasaurus reuili by SpinoInWonderland Puertasaurus reuili by SpinoInWonderland
Puertasaurus reuili - One of the largest dinosaurs known from currently existing remains

Temporal range: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian, between ~100-95 Ma

Length: Around ~30 meters?
Mass: ~50-100 tonnes?

Etymology: Puerta and Reuil's reptile


Puertasaurus is a genus of longkosaurian sauropodomorph that lived in Middle Cretaceous Patagonia.

Of the four cervical, dorsal and caudal vertebrae discovered, forming the holotype, and only known specimen, MPM 10002, the most impressive is the dorsal(a D2) measuring ~1.06 meters in height, and ~1.68 meters in width.

It lived in the time when Giganotosaurus already roamed South America. Were there no geographical separators between the two, Giganotosaurus would really have something to fear.

Puertasaurii were enormous creatures, in fact, they are among the largest dinosaurs known from currently available fossil remains. They would have been around the size of average blue whales based on the largest estimates. Their jaws alone could have crushed a large man.

In the end, even the Puertasaurii's size and power turned out to be no match for the Cenomanian-Turonian Extinction Event.

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UPDATE(4/6/2016): A complete remake.
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Dromeothetroognathus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) the not-a-bronto(qoute courtesy of the isle)! ;)
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Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I've heard that titanosaurs  have flank spikes now. Can you tell me which exact titanosaur was discovered to have those spikes?
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Puertosaurus a true latino dinosaurs if I ever saw one. But wait I thought it lived in the Cenomanian,not the Maastrichtian.
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Pari Aike Formation was Maastrichtian IIRC. I may be wrong here though.

www.researchgate.net/publicati…
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mark0731 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Good work, but Nima Sassani once said that: "I find Hartman tends to go the "as small as possible for the known material" route, leaving out things like cartilage and compensating for erosion. Not that it's wrong, just that I personally don't agree with the method. Puertasaurus is too incomplete to judge for sure either way, but if you don't go "as small as possible" it comes out more like 35m." Based on that I think the range of 30-35 meters and 75-100 tonnes is fine for both Argentinosaurus and Puertasaurus.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
"Nima Sassani once said that: "I find Hartman tends to go the "as small as possible for the known material" route, leaving out things like cartilage and compensating for erosion."

Um, Scott Hartman does take cartilage into account (the bones in his skeletal are only the white areas, not at the black "outlines") and I'm pretty sure erosion is accounted for when restoring a bone. Just ask Scott Hartman himself if you want confirmation. Nima kinda saw mistakes that weren't really there regarding Scott Hartman's reconstructions.
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mark0731 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
Well, even if it's true, the length of 35 meters is still not out of question, so as I said, I think the range of 30-35 meters and 75-100 tonnes is fine for both Argentinosaurus and Puertasaurus.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
I know.

Argentinosaurus would be on the lower end though, while Puertasaurus is closer to the upper end of the range.
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Very nice. Lots of people are still denying that Puertosaurus surpassed 80 tonnes as they say only argentinosaurus and the chubut creature reached it, despite Puertosaurus being both much wider bodied and possibly longer than them. It's like thy actively want to prevent 100+tonne dinosaurs for some reason. Got any idea why?
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
80% more badass than I expected.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW

nuff said
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this sauropod and they recently just added it too Stomping Lands.

Don't think so anymore after the discovery of the Titanosaur in Argentina back in August this dinosaurs got these guys beat.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
"Don't think so anymore after the discovery of the Titanosaur in Argentina back in August this dinosaurs got these guys beat."

Actually not ;)

Here: svpow.com/2014/05/19/the-new-a…
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It seem that way, but I still have a hunch that it might be the largest especially since they said it was pretty tall too.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Where did they actually say that? Nothing about it's estimated total height has been said as far as I know.

It's mass has been estimated at around ~77 tonnes, btw. It falls within the size range of Argentinosaurus.
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had found somewhere on the internet back in August during my trip in Florida.

Besides this new information it could still be labeled the largest dinosaur probably if they find more of the fossils.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I'll be waiting for the paper.
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries here is an article...www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world…

Also here is an illustration of the dinosaur. I like to call it Colossourous, but scientists call it by Dreadnoughtus!www.telegraph.co.uk/science/di…
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
News articles are too sensationalistic for me to trust. They often make estimates that turn out to be completely absent from the actual paper.

The Argentinian titanosaur femur and Dreadnoughtus were not the same dinosaur. Dreadnoughtus was once known as Lacovara's titanosaur and was first uncovered sometime in 2006.
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
it looks like the stomping land's one
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
The striped skin pattern must have given you that idea.
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
yea srry x)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Your best yet IMO!!!
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree!
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Anyway, very nice work!
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bravo, lovely color and texturing :clap:. Its also nice to see a Sauropod over a Theropod. I love them, but damn, finding good artwork of non Theropods is crazy on average.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey ho
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thanks! :)

I favor Sauropodomorpha over Theropoda, without exception.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :aww:.

I get you, but I would hope for equality in Archosauromorpha, because I don't like choosing favorites. I've head from to many people that so and so is better then so and so. And I think to myself: how is you're favorite superior to the rest of the global ecosystem or family of life? I'm just venting now, but know what I mean.
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're forgetting about "Brachiosaurus" nougaredi, which should be about 70% bigger (going by the size of the sacrum) than the B. althithorax holotype (perhaps even longer if it had a more elongate neck), and would be 137t based on the lowest figure for the latter's weight. The height would be absolutely enourmous too, far in excess of 20m.
Seriously, the more I learn, the bigger it seems to get.
And perhaps, its fossils still exist, they have to be in some Museum in Paris.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, someone needs to find that sucker, just look for the biggest drawer!  If it is a brachiosaurid, which it likely is, you are right about it being FREAKIN tall, just how tall?   Well, if you are a Star Wars fan....


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theropod1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, I am! Now we need a freakin' T-47 to bring that beast down!!!!
No seriously, I have a pretty unprecise perception of how tall exactly those AT-ATs are, I'd need yoda for scale. But that's a seriously gigantic sauropod, that's for certain.

"B. nougaredi" (I hate making those "s all the time, they should give a valid name to that damn thing!) would look even more impressive than it is due to its true size due to its absurd height. Imagine that walking tower approaching you! It's likely the biggest sauropod we have remains of.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the AT-AT's are ~20 meters tall, so... yikes!   

And yes, it does need a name, and it's a damn shame Acrotitan (High titan) is taken.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
What about Acrogigas (High giant)? It's not taken.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Oops, forgot about it.
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