In the News
There is a new dinosaur in town! The recent discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani, coming in at 85 feet long and weighing about 65 tons in life, is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated. The new dinosaur belongs to a group of large plant eaters known as titanosaurs. "The NSF GRFP has enabled myself and two fellow collaborators to preform detailed analyses of this new species." said Kristyn Voegele, a 2013 Fellow, who shares the discovery with GRF Alumni Elena Schroeter and Paul Ullmann, among other collaborators. "This could only be accomplished by collaborating with multiple experts--and without this collaboration our knowledge of this taxon would be fragmentary and not live up to the completeness and quality of the specimen. "