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Titanosaurus Fact Sheet
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Titanosaurus means "titanic lizard"
Pronounced - ti-TAN-oh-SAWR-us
Named By - Richard Lydekker
When Named - 1877
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater)
SIZE: Length - 40-60 feet (12-18 m) long
Height - 10 ft (3 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 14,700 kg
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 83-65 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in India (and perhaps Laos), Asia.
FOSSILS: Only partial skeletons (without skulls) have been found.
CLASSIFICATION:
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Sauropoda - large, long-necked, quadrupedal herbivores
  • Superfamily Macronaria - having a nasal crest
  • Family Titanosauria - enormous, armored sauropods.
  • Genus Titanosaurus
  • Species T. indicus (type species named by Lydekker, 1877 )
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FACTS:
Titanosaurus was an enormous dinosaur that had a long neck, a long tail, and small head. It walked on four legs had a heavy body with bony armor on the back.


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