Duriatitan

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Duriatitan
Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Titanosauriformes
Genus: Duriatitan
Barrett, Benson & Upchurch, 2010
Species: † D. humerocristatus
Binomial name
Duriatitan humerocristatus
(Hulke, 1874 [originally Cetiosaurus])
Synonyms

Duriatitan is a genus of titanosauriform sauropod dinosaur that lived in the Late Jurassic in what is now United Kingdom. The holotype specimen of Duriatitan, BMNH 44635, is a partial left upper arm bone which was found by R.I. Smith near Sandsfoot in the lower Kimmeridge Clay from Dorset, England. The type species, D. humerocristatus, was described in 1874 by John Hulke as a species of Cetiosaurus. The specific name refers to the deltopectoral crest, crista, on the upper arm bone, humerus.[1] The specimen was assigned to its own genus by Paul M. Barrett, Roger B.J. Benson and Paul Upchurch in 2010. The generic name is derived from the Latin name for Dorset, Duria, and Greek Titan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hulke, J. W. (1874). "Note on a very large saurian limb-bone adapted for progression upon land, from the Kimmeridge clay of Weymouth, Dorset". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30: 16–17. doi:10.1144/gsl.jgs.1874.030.01-04.17. 
  2. ^ Paul M. Barrett, Roger B.J. Benson and Paul Upchurch (2010). "Dinosaurs of Dorset: Part II, the sauropod dinosaurs (Saurischia, Sauropoda) with additional comments on the theropods". Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 131: 113–126.