Fukuititan

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Fukuititan
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Barremian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Neosauropoda
Clade: Macronaria
Clade: Titanosauriformes
Genus: Fukuititan
Azuma & Shibata, 2010
Species: F. nipponensis
Binomial name
Fukuititan nipponensis
Azuma & Shibata, 2010

Fukuititan is a genus of titanosauriform sauropod dinosaur that lived in the Early Cretaceous (Barremian age) in what is now Japan. It is known from FPDM-V8468, the associated partial skeleton of a single individual, recovered from the Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry (Kitadani Formation) of the Tetori Group, at Katsuyama City. The type species, Fukuititan nipponensis, was described in 2010 by Japanese scientists Yoichi Azuma and Masateru Shibata of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. The discovery sheds light on Japanese titanosauriforms, which are poorly known in the region.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azuma, Y.; Shibata, M. (2010). "Fukuititan nipponensis, a new titanosauriform sauropod from the Early Cretaceous Tetori Group of Fukui Prefecture, Japan". Acta Geologica Sinica – English Edition. 84 (3): 454–462. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00268.x.