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AUSTROPOSEIDON

a plant-eating titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Brasil.
Pronunciation: Oss-tro-puh-SIGH-don
Meaning: Southern earth shaker
Author/s: Bandeira et al. (2016)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: São Paulo, Brasil
Chart Position: 754

Austroposeidon magnificus

(Magnificent Southern Earth Shaker)Etymology
Austroposeidon is derived from the Latin "austral" (southern) and "Poseidon" (the Greek God who, in his guise as Enisokhthon ("earth shaker"), was responsible for earthquakes.
The species epithet, magnificus, means magnificent, great, elevated, or noble in Latin, in allusion to the large size of the specimen.
Discovery
The remains of Austroposeidon were discovered in the Presidente Prudente Formation (Bauru Group) at Raposo Tavares road (BR-374) on the outskirts of Presidente Prudente City, southwestern São Paulo State, Brasil, by Llewellyn Ivor Price in 1953. The authors tried, and failed, to relocate the exact quarry, because the area is urbanised nowadays.
The holotype (MCT 1628-R) is composed of two incomplete neck vertebrae, one neck rib, one back vertebra, seven fragments of back vertebrae and a fragment of hip vertebra.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian-Maastrichtian
Age range: 84-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 25 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 32 tons
Diet: Herbivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Sauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauria
Austroposeidon
magnificus
References
• Bandeira KLN, Medeiros Simbras F, Batista Machado E, de Almeida Campos D, Oliveira GR, Kellner AWA (2016) A New Giant Titanosauria (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous Bauru Group, Brazil. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0163373. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0163373
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Atkinson, L. "AUSTROPOSEIDON :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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