Bonatitan

Bonatitan is a genus of titanosaurian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Allen Formation of Argentina.

Bonatitan
Temporal range: Late Campanian-Early Maastrichtian
~75–70 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Clade: Lithostrotia
Family: Saltasauridae
Subfamily: Saltasaurinae
Genus: Bonatitan
Species:
B. reigi
Binomial name
Bonatitan reigi
Martinelli & Forasiepi 2004

Description

The type species is Bonatitan reigi, first described by Martinelli and Forasiepi in 2004. The specific epithet honours Osvaldo Reig. The holotype, MACN-PV RN 821, originally included a braincase and caudal vertebrae as well as limb elements. However, Salgado et al. (2014) emended the holotype to include the braincase only, and treated other elements catalogued under MACN-PV RN 821 as belonging to separate individual based on size and relative proportions.[1] The genus and species names honor the famous Argentine paleontologists José Fernando Bonaparte and Osvaldo Reig.

References

  1. ^ Salgado L., Gallina P.A. and Paulina Carabajal A. 2014. "Redescription of Bonatitan reigi (Sauropoda: Titanosauria), from the Campanian–Maastrichtian of the Río Negro Province (Argentina)". Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology 27(5): 525-548

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