Daxiatitan

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Daxiatitan
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous, 122.6 Ma
Daxiatitan.jpg
Mounted skeleton cast
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Genus: Daxiatitan
You et al., 2008
Species: D. binglingi
Binomial name
Daxiatitan binglingi
You et al., 2008

Daxiatitan is a genus of titanosaur dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Lanzhou Basin, Gansu Province, northwestern China. It is known from fossils including several neck vertebrae, a shoulder blade, and a thigh bone.[1]

It was a very large dinosaur, estimated at 23–30 meters (75–98 feet).[1][2] Like both Euhelopus and Huanghetitan, it had an enormously long neck.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b You, H.-L.; Li, D.-Q.; Zhou, L.-Q.; Ji, Q (2008). "Daxiatitan binglingi: a giant sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China". Gansu Geology. 17 (4): 1–10. 
  2. ^ Holtz, Thomas R. Jr. (2011) Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Winter 2010 Appendix.
  3. ^ http://dinogami.smugmug.com/Travel/Dinosaurs-Along-The-Silk-2/8814579_u2jLY#583746852_JEN8b Reconstructing the skeleton of Daxiatitan