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Erketu

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

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Pronounced
er-kee-tu
Meaning of name
Erketu = Tengri (a Mongolian creator-god)
Length
estimated  15m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

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