Amargatitanis

Name: Amargatitanis ‭(‬Amarga titan‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-mar-gah-tie-tan-iss.
Named By: Sebastian Apestegula‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorph,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬macni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Argentina.‭ ‬Neuquen Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬La Amarga Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: 6‭ ‬caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae,‭ ‬shoulder blade,‭ ‬femur and an astralgus‭ (‬talos/ankle bone‭)‬.

       An early Cretaceous titanosaur from South America,‭ ‬the precise size of Amargatitanis is hard to establish due to lack of remains.‭ ‬The name Amargatitanis is a reference to its discovery in the La Amarga Formation,‭ ‬and its titanosaurian lineage.‭ ‬Other sauropods known from the La Amarga Formation include Zapalasaurus and the similarly named Amargasaurus,‭ ‬though as diplodocids they would not have been closely related to Amargatitanis.‭ ‬The abelisauroid theropod Ligabueino is also known from this formation.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The sauropod diversity of the La Amarga Formation‭ (‬Barremian‭)‬,‭ ‬Neuquén‭ (‬Argentina‭)‬,‭ ‬Sebastian Apestegula‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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