Named By: H. You, F. Tang & Z. Luo - 2003.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauria.
Species: G. shenzhouensis (type).
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.
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
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.
- 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.