Arrudatitan

Name: Arrudatitan ‭(‬Arruda's titan,‭ ‬alt.‭ ‬Arruda's giant‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ar-ru-da-tie-tan.
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)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.




       Originally described as a species of Aeolosaurus,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬maximus was established as its own genus,‭ ‬Arrudatitan,‭ ‬in‭ ‬2021.‭ ‬Arrudatitan was 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 other titanosaur genera as a whole.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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