Name: Austroposeidon ‭(‬Southern Poseidon‭)‬.
Phonetic: Oss-tro-po-sy-don.
Named By: K.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Bandeira,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Medeiros Simbras,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Batista Machado,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Almeida Campos,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Oliveira‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Macronaria,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬magnificus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain but holotype roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬25‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Presidente Prudente Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Few vertebrae.

       Unfortunately at the time of the genus description the only fossils of Austroposeidon that we have are some vertebrae.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬comparison to other similar dinosaurs has led to realistic size estimates for this dinosaur of about twenty-five metres in length.‭ ‬Although not the biggest dinosaur,‭ ‬this does make Austroposeidon at the time of‭ ‬its‭ ‬2016‭ ‬description,‭ ‬the biggest dinosaur ever known to live in what is now Brazil.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Giant Titanosauria‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous Bauru Group,‭ ‬Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬11‭(‬10‭)‬:e0163373:1-25.‭ ‬-‭ ‬K.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Bandeira,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Medeiros Simbras,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Batista Machado,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Almeida Campos,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Oliveira‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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