Paralititan

Paralititan

Pronunciation:
pa-ral-i-tie-tuhn
Name meaning:
'tidal giant'
Paralititan
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
28.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 99-94 million years ago
Found in:
Egypt

A partial postcranial skeleton of Paralititan has been found, but no skull, so reconstructions of the shape of the head are based on similar dinosaurs. The remains were found in a fossil mangrove swamp.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia
Named by:
Smith, Lamanna, Lacovara, Dodson, Smith, Poole, Giegengack and Attia (2001)
Type species:
stromeri

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