Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Gondwanatitan faustoi

Gondwanatitan faustoi
Kellner & Azevedo, 1999
Meaning of generic name
"Gondwana titan".
Meaning of specific name
In honor of Dr. Fausto L. de Souza Cunha, who collected the specimen.

[Fausto = Faustus, the correct genitive is Fausti and neither **Faustusi nor **Faustoi]
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Holotype (MN 4111-V): Partial skeleton composed of 2 partial cervicals, 7 dorsals, 6 sacrals, 24 caudals, 4 unidentified vertebrae, proximal part of left scapula, left ilium, partial pubs, ischia, humeri, tibiae, ribs and several unidentified fragments.
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Adamantina formation. Bauru Group. Upper Cretaceous (Turonian-Santonian)

Locality: São Paolo State, Brazil.
Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Sauropoda Macronaria Titanosauriformes Titanosauria Saltasauridae Aelosaurini
Further Reading
A. W. A. Kellner and S. A. K. d. Azevedo. 1999. A new sauropod dinosaur (Titanosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil. In Y. Tomida, T. H. Rich, and P. Vickers-Rich (eds.), Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium, National Science Museum Monographs 15:111-142.
Aeolosaurus faustoi (Kellner & Azevedo, 1999)

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