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).
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.
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
titanosaur, even when fully grown.
- 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.