Named By: A. Averianov, S. Ivantsov, P. Skutschas, A. Faingertz & S. Leshchinskiy - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Titanosauriformes, Somphospondyli.
Species: S. astrosacralis (type).
Size: Roughly about 15 meters long.
Known locations: Russia, Kemerovo Province - Ilek Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton including vertebrae, sacrum, foot.
Sibirotitan were first found in Russia during the
1950s, but not
named until the disarticulated bones were put together and finally
given a name in 2018. At the time of the genus description,
Sibirotitan was regarded as one of the oldest
dinosaurs on the Asian continent. Further detail than this is hard to
say until further fossils for this dinosaur can be found.
- A new sauropod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Ilek Formation, Western Siberia, Russia. Geobios 51:1-14. - A. Averianov, S. Ivantsov, P. Skutschas, A. Faingertz & S. Leshchinskiy - 2018.