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Paralititan

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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.

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Pronounced
pa-ral-i-tie-tuhn
Meaning of name
tidal giant
Length
estimated  28m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(99 - 94 million years ago)
Found in
Egypt

Taxonomic details

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