Named By: J. Mo, K. Wang, S. Chen, P. Wang & X. Xu - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauria, Saltasauridae.
Species: Z. zangjiazhuangensis (type).
Size: Humerus of the holotype 108 centimetres long.
Known locations: China - Shandong Province - Xingezhuang Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Humerus (upper arm bone).
from a single humerus, Zhuchengtitan is a genus
dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous. Although not
much to go on, the humerus of Zhuchengtitan is
similar to that seen
in the genus Opisthocoelicaudia,
indicating Zhuchengtitan was a
Zhuchengtitan lived in a diverse ecosystem which included many other dinosaur types such as ceratopsians like Sinoceratops and Zhuchengceratops, as well as hadrosaurs like Shantungosaurus. Predatory threats to Zhuchengtitan may have come from large tyrannosaurs such as Zhuchengtyrant.
- A new titanosaurian sauropod from the Late Cretaceous strata of Shandong Province. - Geological Bulletin of China 36(9):1501-1504. - J. Mo, K. Wang, S. Chen, P. Wang & X. Xu - 2017.