(Duria Titan - Duria is the latinised form of Dorset).
Named By: Paul M. Barrett, Roger B.J. Benson & Paul Upchurch - 2010.
Synonyms: Cetiosaurus humerocristatus, Ornithopsis humerocristatus, Pelorosaurus humerocristatus.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauriformes.
Species: D. humerocristatus (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack or fossil remains.
Known locations: England, Dorset - Kimmeridge Clay.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial left humerus.
The holotype fossils of Duriatitan have were previously considered to be species of the genera Ornithopsis and Pelorosaurus, finally settling in Cetiosaurus, by John Hulke all the way back in 1874, before finally being named as a distinct genus in a 2010 re-description. Duriatitan however still suffers from a distinct lack of fossils, making details about this dinosaur hard to surmise beyond the fact that it was a titanosauriform sauropod dinosaur.
- Dinosaurs of Dorset: Part II, the sauropod dinosaurs (Saurischia, Sauropoda) with additional comments on the theropods. - Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 131: 113–126. - Paul M. Barrett, Roger B.J. Benson & Paul Upchurch - 2010.