Gobititan

Name: Gobititan ‭(‬Gobi titan‭)‬.
Phonetic: Go-be-ty-tan.
Named By: H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Tang‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Luo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: G.‭ ‬shenzhouensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at‭ ‬10‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Gansu‭ ‬-‭ ‬Digou Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: 41‭ ‬Caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae and a partial hind limb.

       Gobititan is a genus of titanosaurian dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬At the time of writing Gobititan is only known from caudal vertebrae and a partial hind limb,‭ ‬though from these it is possible to infer that Gobititan was a primitive titanosaur.‭ ‬This is because Gobititan is known to have had at least forty-one caudal vertebrae,‭ ‬whereas most more advanced titanosaurs are known to have had under thirty-five vertebrae.
       Gobititan has been considered to be similar to another genus of titanosaur named Tangvayosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new basal titanosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬from the Early Cretaceous of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ ‬77‭(‬4‭)‬:424-429.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Tang‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Luo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.



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