Lohuecotitan

Lohuecotitan pandafilandi

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Genus information

Lohuecotitan was a fairly large sauropod that lived during the Upper Cretaceous period of Spain and belonged to the Titanosauria clade. It could grow up to 18 m in length and weighed about 12.000 kg! Fossils of multiple specimens have been found together, possible showing that they lived in herds. In 2007, osteoderms (bony deposits forming scales or even spikes) have been found which could indicate that the species had large scales or spikes on its body.

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Titanosauria

Europe

Upper Cretaceous

Species information

L. pandafilandi is the only species within the genus of Lohuecotitan and has been discovered in Central Spain. The digsite would have represented a muddy coastal floodplain. Many pieces of the skeleton have been unearthed, like vertebrae, ribs, femur and tibia.

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Lohuecotitan pandafilandi

Díaz et al. 2016

Europe

Upper Cretaceous

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Weight:

18.0 m

6.0 m

12.000 kg

Reference:

Díaz, V. D., Mocho, P., Páramo, A., Escaso, F., Marcos-Fernández, F., Sanz, J. L., & Ortega, F. (2016). A new titanosaur (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain). Cretaceous Research, 68, 49-60.

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