Garrigatitan

Name: Garrigatitan ‭(‬garrigue titan‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gar-rig-ah-ty-tan.
Named By: Verónica Díez Díaz,‭ ‬Géraldine Garcia,‭ ‬Xabier Pereda Suberbiola,‭ ‬Benjamin Jentgen-Ceschino,‭ ‬Koen Stein,‭ ‬Pascal Godefroit‭ &‬Xavier Valentin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria,‭ ‬Lirainosaurinae, Lithostrotia.
Species: G.‭ ‬meridionalis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but holotype,‭ ‬which is a juvenile/subadult is roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬4-6‭ ‬meters long at the time of death.‭ ‬Fully grown adults would have been larger.
Known locations: France‭ ‬-‭ ‬Grès à Reptiles Formation.
Time period: Late Campanian/Early Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial sacrum of a subadult.‭ ‬Additional fossil bones found near to the holotype have also been assigned to the genus and these include vertebrae,‭ ‬ribs and limb bones.

       Garrigatitan is a genus of titanosaur that lived in Western Europe during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Known only from partial remains of an immature individual,‭ ‬Garrigatitan seems to have been a fairly small titanosaur,‭ ‬even when fully grown.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new titanosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Velaux-La-Bastide Neuve‭ (‬southern France‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Historical Biology:‭ ‬1‭–‬20.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Verónica Díez Díaz,‭ ‬Géraldine Garcia,‭ ‬Xabier Pereda Suberbiola,‭ ‬Benjamin Jentgen-Ceschino,‭ ‬Koen Stein,‭ ‬Pascal Godefroit‭ &‬Xavier Valentin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.




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