(thin atmosphere giant).
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).
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.
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.
- 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.