Name: Punatitan ‭(‬thin atmosphere giant‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pu-nah-ty-tan.
Named By: E.‭ ‬Martín Hechenleitner,‭ ‬Léa Leuzinger,‭ ‬Agustín G.‭ ‬Martinelli,‭ ‬Sebastián Rocher,‭ ‬Lucas E.‭ ‬Fiorelli,‭ ‬Jeremías R.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Taborda‭ & ‬Leonardo Salgado‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria,‭ ‬Lithostrotia.
Species: P.‭ ‬coughlini‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to incomplete fossil preservation,‭ ‬but holotype roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬14‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina,‭ ‬La Rioja‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ciénaga del Río Huaco Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including various vertebrae,‭ ‬sacrum,‭ ‬pubis,ischium and ribs.

       Punatitan is a genus of titanosaurian dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬The‭ ‬genus name of this dinosaur is a reference to the thin air high up in the Andes mountain range where the holotype fossils of Punatitan were first discovered.
       Punatitan was named alongside the genus Bravasarus in the same paper in‭ ‬2020.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two Late Cretaceous sauropods reveal titanosaurian dispersal across South America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Communications Biology.‭ ‬3‭ (‬1‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Martín Hechenleitner,‭ ‬Léa Leuzinger,‭ ‬Agustín G.‭ ‬Martinelli,‭ ‬Sebastián Rocher,‭ ‬Lucas E.‭ ‬Fiorelli,‭ ‬Jeremías R.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Taborda‭ & ‬Leonardo Salgado‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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