Name: Mnyamawamtuka ‭(‬Beast of the Mtuka‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mm-nya-ma-wah-mm-tu-ka.
Named By: Eric Gorscak‭ & ‬Patrick M.‭ ‬O’Connor‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria,‭ ‬Lithostrotia.
Species: M.‭ ‬moyowamkia‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Holotype estimated to be about‭ ‬7.6‭ ‬meters long.‭ ‬Full adult size unknown.
Known locations: Tanzania‭ ‬-‭ ‬Galula Formation.
Time period: Aptian/Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial post cranial skeleton including fossils of vertebrae,‭ ‬ribs,‭ ‬shoulder blade,‭ ‬hips,‭ ‬legs and feet.‭ ‬Remains are of a juvenile.

       Certainly one of the more difficult dinosaur names to pronounce,‭ ‬Mnyamawamtuka is a genus of titanosaur that lived in Africa during the Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype of Mnyamawamtuka is recognised as one of the most complete titanosaurs ever discovered.‭ ‬The high level of completeness may be down to the fact that this creature was not fully grown,‭ ‬but still a juvenile at the time of death.‭ ‬This smaller body size‭ ‬it could be more‭ ‬easily covered up‭ ‬before it could be eaten by scavengers.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new African titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the middle Cretaceous Galula Formation‭ (‬Mtuka Member‭)‬,‭ ‬Rukwa Rift Basin,‭ ‬southwestern Tanzania.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE.‭ ‬2‭ (‬14‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eric Gorscak‭ & ‬Patrick M.‭ ‬O’Connor‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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