Atacamatitan

Name: Atacamatitan ‭(‬Atacama titan‭)‬.
Phonetic: At-ah-cam-ah-tie-tan.
Named By: Alexander W.A.‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬David Rubilar-Rogers,‭ ‬Alexander Vargas‭ & ‬Mario Suárez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬hilensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Chile,‭ ‬Antofagasta Region‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tolar Formation.
Time period: Late‭ (‬Campanian‭?) ‬Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including the limbs,‭ ‬vertebrae,‭ ‬ribs and several unidentifiable fragments.

       Named after the Atacama Desert,‭ ‬Atacamatitan was a genus of titanosaur sauropod that lived in what is now Chile during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬More precise details about the genus however remain hard to establish,‭ ‬due to the fact that the remains of Atacamatitan are very incomplete.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new titanosaur sauropod from the Atacama Desert,‭ ‬Chile‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alexander W.A.‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬David Rubilar-Rogers,‭ ‬Alexander Vargas‭ & ‬Mario Suárez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011. article



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