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SORIATITAN

a plant-eating brachiosaurid sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Spain.
Pronunciation: SOH-ree-yah-TIE-tuhn
Meaning: Soria giant
Author/s: Royo-Torres et al. (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Soria province, Spain
Chart Position: 812

Soriatitan golmayensis

(Soria giant from Golmayo)Etymology
Soriatitan is derived from "Soria" (for the province in which it was found) and the Greek "titan" (giant). The species epithet, golmayensis, means "from Golmayo" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Soriatitan were discovered at the "Zorralbo I" site in the Golmayo Formation (eastern Cameros Basin), Golmayo village, Soria province, Castilla y León, Spain, between 2000 and 2004. The holotype (MNS 2001/122) includes teeth, three back vertebrae, five tail vertebrae with two spines and a chevron, rib fragments, a partial right arm, a partial hip (three fragments of sacrum, both ilia, both ischia, and a piece of pubis), and a partial left thigh. This specimen was initially described as Brachiosauridae indet. by Fuentes Vidarte in 2005, and identified as a member of Titanosauriformes by Royo-Torres in 2009.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Hauterivian-Barremian
Age range: 136-125 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Fuentes Vidarte C, Meijide Calvo M, Meijide Fuentes F and Meijide Fuentes M (2005) "Fauna de vertebrados del Cretácico Inferior del Yacimiento de “Zorralbo” en Golmayo (Soria, España)". Revista Española de Paleontología nº extraordinario X, 83-92.
• Royo-Torres R, Meijide Calvo M, Fuentes Vidarte C, Meijide-Fuentes F and Meijide-Fuentes M (2009) "The Iberian Titanosauriformes of Zorralbo (Soria, Spain) from Lower Cretaceous". Pages 143-144 in Delgado-Buscalioni and Fregenal-Martínez (eds.): Tenth International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Eco systems and Biota, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
• Rafael Royo-Torres, Carolina Fuentes, Manuel Meijide, Federico Meijide-Fuentes & Manuel Meijide-Fuentes (2017) "A new Brachiosauridae Sauropod dinosaur from the lower Cretaceous of Europe (Soria Province, Spain)". Cretaceous Research (advance online publication).
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To cite this page:
Atkinson, L. "SORIATITAN :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 25th Nov 2017.
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