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Gondwanatitan

Name: »Godwana titan«

Length: 7.6 m

Height: 3 m

Weight: 6 tons

Diet: herbivore

Time: Cretaceous (70 MYA)

Location: South America

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Gondwanatitan (meaning “Gondwana titan”) was a titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur. Gondwanatitan was found in Brazil, at the time part of the southern supercontinent Gondwana, in the late Cretaceous Period (70 mya). Like some other sauropods, Gondwanatitan was tall and ate tough shoots and leaves off of the tops of trees. Some of this dinosaur’s cousins include Brachiosaurus, Sauroposeidon, and Malawisaurus.

The type species is Gondwanatitan faustoi, formally described by Kellner and de Azevedo in 1999.

Gondwanatitan is one of those dinosaurs that wasn’t quite as big as its name implies: “Gondwana” was the huge southern continent that dominated the earth during the Cretaceous period, and “titan” is Greek for “giant.” Put them together, though, and you have a relatively small titanosaur, only about 25 feet long (compared to lengths of 100 feet or more for other South American sauropods like Argentinosaurus and Futalognkosaurus).

Other than its modest size, Gondwanatitan is notable for certain anatomical features (especially involving its tail and tibia) that appear to be more “evolved” than those of other titanosaurs, especially the contemporary (and comparatively primitive) Epachthosaurus from South America.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Sauropsida

Superorder: Dinosauria

Order: Saurischia

Suborder: Sauropodomorpha

Infraorder: Sauropoda

(unranked): Titanosauria

Genus: Gondwanatitan

Binomial name: Gondwanatitan faustoi Kellner & de Azevedo, 1999

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