Huanghetitan

Name: Huanghetitan ‭(‬Huang He titan,‭ ‬after the Huang He‭ (‬Yellow‭) ‬River‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hu-ang-he-tie-tan.
Named By: H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Zhou‭ & ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.‭
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes.
Species: H.‭ ‬liujiaxiaensis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬ruyangensis.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated about‭ ‬30‭ ‬meters long,‭ ‬possibly larger.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Gansu Province,‭ ‬Henan Province.
Time period: Early to Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of two individuals.

       With a rib that is three meters long,‭ ‬Huanghetitan is thought to have had one of the deepest bodies of any known animal.‭ ‬This is but a hint of the size of this sauropod dinosaur which is considered to have been one of the largest sauropods‭ (‬and by extension vertebrates‭) ‬to ever walk on land.‭ ‬Huanghetitan may not be unique either with other early Cretaceous genera from China such as Daxiatitan and Ruyangosaurus also being of comparable size.

Further reading
-‭ ‬a New Sauropod Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Hekou Group of Lanzhou Basin,‭ ‬Gansu Province,‭ ‬China,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Zhou‭ & ‬Q.‭ ‬ji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.

-A new gigantic sauropod dinosaur with the deepest known body cavity from the Cretaceous of Asia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Hu,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia‭ & ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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