Tambatitanis

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Tambatitanis
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Tambatitanis amicitiae.jpg
Caudal vertebrae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Somphospondyli
Genus: Tambatitanis
Saegusa & Ikeda, 2014
Type species
Tambatitanis amicitiae
Saegusa & Ikeda, 2014
Dentary

Tambatitanis is an extinct genus of titanosauriform dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous (probably early Albian[1]) of Japan. It is known from a single type species, Tambatitanis amicitiae.[2] It was probably around 14 meters long and its mass was estimated at some 4 tonnes,[1] it was a basal titanosauriform and possibly belonged to the Euhelopodidae.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paul, Gregory S. (2016). The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-691-16766-4.
  2. ^ a b Saegusa, H.; Ikeda, T. (2014). "A new titanosauriform sauropod (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Lower Cretaceous of Hyogo, Japan". Zootaxa. 3848 (1): 1–66. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3848.1.1.