titanosaur


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titanosaur

(taɪˈtænəˌsɔː)
n
(Palaeontology) any of various herbivorous quadrupedal dinosaurs of the family Titanosauridae, of Jurassic and Cretaceous times: suborder Sauropoda (sauropods)
[C19: from New Latin Tītānosaurus, from Greek Titan + -saur]
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Noun1.titanosaur - amphibious quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur with a long thin neck and whiplike tail; of the Cretaceous mostly in the southern hemisphere
dinosaur - any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
genus Titanosaurus, Titanosaurus - genus of herbivorous dinosaurs flourishing during the Cretaceous in South America
genus Argentinosaurus - enormous dinosaur of the middle Cretaceous found in Argentina
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A 122-foot-long titanosaur, a Patagotitan mayorum from Argentina, is expected to arrive in June.
While as massive as a bull African elephant, Mansourasaurus was modestly sized next to titanosaur cousins such as South America's Argentinosaurus, Dreadnoughtus and Patagotitan and Africa's Paralititan, some exceeding 100 feet (30 meters) long.
Mansourasaurus, however, was moderate-sized for a titanosaur, roughly the weight of an African bull elephant.
But Mansourasaurus, which lived about 80 million years ago, was moderately sized for a titanosaur - only as large as a school bus and weighing as much as an African bull elephant.
A new giant titanosaur sheds light on body mass evolution among sauropod dinosaurs," Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences (August 9, 2017), accessed November 24, 2017, http://rspb.
The titanosaur lived 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous period and was a sauropod, a huge plant-eater with a long tail and neck that stood on four legs.
It belonged to the Titanosaur group of herbivores that had large bodies, long necks and tails and relatively small skulls, he said.
The exhibition, which comes on the heels of the unveiling of a 122-foot-long titanosaur cast on permanent display in the museum's Orientation Center, is part of a series of events, public programs, exhibitions, and digital offerings highlighting dramatic developments in paleontology.
2013): Appendicular skeleton and dermal armour of the Late Cretaceous titanosaur Lirainosaurus astibiae (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from Spain.
A baby titanosaur looked a lot like a grown-up--and it probably acted like one, too.
Cardboard headset, I listened to David Attenborough tell me about the Titanosaur.
In this one-off special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough joins the team excavating the dig site as the Titanosaur is uncovered.