(Arruda's titan, alt. Arruda's giant).
Named By: Julian C. G. Silva Junior, Agustín G. Martinelli, Fabiano V. Iori,Thiago S. Marinho, E. Martín Hechenleitner & Max C. Langer - 2021.
Synonyms: Aeolosaurus maximus..
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Aeolosaurini.
Species: A. maximus (type).
Size: Femur 1.55 meters long. Total body size roughly estimated around 15 meters long.
Known locations: Brazil - Adamantina Formation.
Time period: Campanian-Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
described as a species of Aeolosaurus,
A. maximus was established
as its own genus, Arrudatitan, in 2021. Arrudatitan
established from partial remains including limbs, shoulder, hip and
various vertebrae. Aside from being distinct from Aeolosaurus,
Arrudatitan is noted for being fairly lightly built
when compared to
genera as a whole.
- A new sauropod (Macronaria, Titanosauria) from the Adamantina Formation, Bauru Group, Upper Cretaceous of Brazil and the phylogenetic relationships of Aeolosaurini. - Zootaxa. 3085 (1): 1. - Rodrigo M. Santucci & Antonio C. De Arruda-Campos - 2011.
- Reassessment of Aeolosaurus maximus, a titanosaur dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Southeastern Brazil. - Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. - Julian C. G. Silva Junior, Agustín G. Martinelli, Fabiano V. Iori,Thiago S. Marinho, E. Martín Hechenleitner & Max C. Langer - 2021.