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