Erketu

Erketu

Pronunciation:
er-kee-tu
Name meaning:
'Erketu = Tengri (a Mongolian creator-god)'
Erketu
Dinosaur description:
15.0m-long
sauropod
sauropod silhouette
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country:
Mongolia
Period:
Early Cretaceous

Erketu is known from articulated cervical vertebrae (backbone), a sternal plate (breastbone) and an articulated lower leg.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria
Named by:
Ksepka and Norell (2006)
Type species:
ellisoni
dinosaur-shop

Dinosaur gifts

Check out the range of dinosaur toys, games, books and clothes in the Museum shop.

dippy-on-tour-hti-top-wide

Dippy on Tour

Find out the many ways you can join Dippy the Museum's famous Diplodocus cast on his natural history adventure.

t-rex-dinosaur-hti-top-wide

Dinosaurs gallery

Roarrr. Come face-to-face with some of the Museum's most famous dinosaurs.