Europatitan

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Europatitan
Temporal range: Barremian-Aptian, 125 Ma
Europatitan dorsal vertebra.png
Dorsal vertebra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Somphospondyli
Genus: Europatitan
Fernández-Baldor et al, 2017
Type species
Europatitan eastwoodi
Fernández-Baldor et al, 2017
Quarry map of the partial holotype specimen

Europatitan is a genus of somphospondylan sauropod from the Early Cretaceous Castrillo de la Reina Formation of Iberia, known from a relatively completely specimen discovered in the early 2000s. It contains a single species, E. eastwoodi, named after actor and director Clint Eastwood.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Fernández-Baldor, F.T.; Canudo, J.I.; Huerta, P.; Moreno-Azanza, M.; Montero, D. (2017). "Europatitan eastwoodi, a new sauropod from the lower Cretaceous of Iberia in the initial radiation of somphospondylans in Laurasia". PeerJ. 5: e3409. doi:10.7717/peerj.3409. PMC 5490465. PMID 28674644.


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