Name: Paludititan ‭(‬swamp titan‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pa-lu-de-ty-tan.
Named By: Z.‭ ‬Csiki,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Codrea,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Jipa-Murzea‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: H.‭ ‬nalatzensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Romania‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sânpetru Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeletal remains including vertebrae,‭ ‬ribs,‭ ‬elements of the pelvis and toe claws.

       Discovered in the increasingly famous Hațeg basin of Romania,‭ ‬Paludititan was a genus of titanosaurian dinosaur that lived in Eastern Europe towards the end of the Cretaceous period.‭ ‬Paludititan is not the first titanosaur to be named from this part of the world,‭ ‬the‭ ‬dwarf titanosaur Magyarosaurus‭ ‬was named earlier and‭ ‬seems to have been particularly common.

Further reading
‭ ‬-‭ ‬A partial titanosaur‭ (‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Dinosauria‭) ‬skeleton from the Maastrichtian of Nalat-Vad,‭ ‬Hateg Basin,‭ ‬Romania.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen‭ ‬258‭(‬3‭)‬:297-324.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬Csiki,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Codrea,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Jipa-Murzea‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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