Chubutisaurus

Name: Chubutisaurus ‭(‬Chubut lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Chu-but-e-sore-us.
Named By: G.‭ ‬del Corro‭ ‬-‭ ‬1975.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria‭?
Species: C.‭ ‬insignis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬23‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina,‭ ‬Chubut Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cerro Barcino Formation,‭ ‬Bayo Overo Member.
Time period: Initially described as Albian of the Cretaceous,‭ ‬fossils might be Cenomanian in age.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeletons of at least two individuals.

       Chubutisaurus seems to have been a large but primitive titanosaur that lived in Chubut Province towards the end of the early Cretaceous,‭ ‬hence the name which means‭ ‘‬Chubut lizard‭’‬.‭ ‬Although known from different members of the Cerro barcino Formation,‭ ‬possible predatory threats to Chubutisaurus might have included large theropod dinosaurs such as Genyodectes as well as‭ ‬the‭ ‬large Tyrannotitan.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Un nuevo sauropodo del Cretácico Superior.‭ ‬Actas del Primer Congreso Argentino de Paleontologia y Bioestratigrafia‭ ‬2:229-240‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬del Corro‭ ‬-‭ ‬1975.



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