Name: Duriatitan ‭(‬Duria Titan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Duria is the latinised form of Dorset‭)‬.
Phonetic: Du-re-ah-ty-tan.
Named By: Paul M.‭ ‬Barrett,‭ ‬Roger B.J.‭ ‬Benson‭ & ‬Paul Upchurch‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Synonyms: Cetiosaurus humerocristatus,‭ ‬Ornithopsis humerocristatus,‭ ‬Pelorosaurus humerocristatus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes.
Species: D.‭ ‬humerocristatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack or fossil remains.
Known locations: England,‭ ‬Dorset‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kimmeridge Clay.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial left humerus.

       The holotype fossils of Duriatitan have were previously considered to be species of the genera Ornithopsis and Pelorosaurus,‭ ‬finally settling in Cetiosaurus,‭ ‬by John Hulke all the way back in‭ ‬1874,‭ ‬before finally being named as a distinct genus in a‭ ‬2010‭ ‬re-description.‭ ‬Duriatitan however still suffers from a distinct lack of fossils,‭ ‬making details about this dinosaur hard to surmise beyond the fact that it was a titanosauriform sauropod dinosaur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Dinosaurs of Dorset:‭ ‬Part II,‭ ‬the sauropod dinosaurs‭ (‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬with additional comments on the theropods.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society‭ ‬131:‭ ‬113‭–‬126.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paul M.‭ ‬Barrett,‭ ‬Roger B.J.‭ ‬Benson‭ & ‬Paul Upchurch‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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