The Angolatitan is a genus of the Sauropod dinosaur. The only species is Angolatitan adamastor, and it was discovered by Octávio Mateus in 2006 from the Bengo province of Angola. He was also the one to describe it in 2011 and stated it belonged to the Upper Cretaceous period.
The generic name stands for the Angolan giant, while the specific name refers to a mythical sea monster, Adamastor, that Portuguese sailors believed to have existed in the Atlantic. An interesting aspect is the discovery of turtles, Mosasaurs, and Plesiosaur fossils in the mix, leading scientists to believe that the remains of Angolatitan were washed away to sea. So, keep reading if you want to know more.
It's pronounced as 'An-goe-lah-tie-tan'.
In the record, the Angolatitan is categorized as a sauropod dinosaur from the Titanosauriform Sauropod group.
From the fossils, identification has been made that it lived in the Upper Cretaceous geological period.
Research points that it would have become extinct at some point during the Upper Cretaceous period.
This dinosaur species lived in an area that is right now Angola in Africa.
This dinosaur belonged to a terrestrial habitat that was apparently at that time quite dry.
It would have naturally shared its habitat with other dinosaurs and animals that lived during that period.
We don't have any information about its lifespan.
This genus would have reproduced by laying eggs.
Even though there aren't many remains to make the identification of this dinosaur, it's said to have had a long neck like other sauropods that would have helped it to reach plants for eating. It would have also had a large body to match the features of other Titanosauriform dinosaurs. However, we don't know if it had feathers.
We don't know about the exact number of bones. But, the record states the discovery of bones, including a partial right forelimb, that included a shoulder blade, an upper arm bone, two bones of the lower arm as well, and three metacarpals.
These creatures probably communicated by making sounds.
Well, there aren't enough fossils to research its height or body length.
There's not much information about it, but as a big dinosaur, it might have been slow.
We don't know much about the body features of this species.
No, there aren't any specific names for both sexes.
A baby would have been called a hatchling.
We don't know how aggressive these Titanosaurs might have been, but they would have defended themselves when in danger.
Angolatitan was the first dinosaur of the non-avian variant found in Angola.
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