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11 Dino-mite Gobititan Facts That Kids Will Love

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Gobititan shenzhouensis belongs to the Gobitat genus of the Early Cretaceous period. Upon its discovery from its remains, it was determined that it is a new basal titanosaur that once inhabited the Gobi desert region of China. The name of this genus is after the Gobi desert of China and Titan from Greek mythology. The types species name 'shenzhouensis' is inspired by an ancient name of China 'Shenzhou'. The fossils that have been obtained from the early Cretaceous era exhibit that the number of Caudal vertebrae exceeds the other Titanosauriforms and is contemplated as one of its most distinguished features.

Gobititan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Gobititan'?

Gobititan is named after the Gobi desert and Greek mythology and is pronounced as 'Go-be-ty-tan'.

What type of dinosaur was a Gobititan?

It was a Sauropod dinosaur and considered are basal Titanosaur but has more distinguished features than other titanosauriforms.

In which geological period did the Gobititan roam the Earth?

The Gobititan roamed the Earth in the early Cretaceous period.

When did the Gobititan become extinct?

The explanation behind the extinction of this dinosaur is not exactly acknowledged but they lived almost 129-125 million years ago.

Where did Gobititan live?

The fossils have been uncovered from the Gobi desert region of China in 1999 at the Gongpoquan Basin.

What was the Gobititan's habitat?

This dinosaur was a herbivore, which is apparent from its fossils therefore it may have lived in a terrestrial habitat with plentiful plants and trees to exist.

Who did the Gobititan live with?

Nothing extensively has been documented about the social structure of this Gobititan shenzhouensis from its remains.

How long did a Gobititan live?

The lifespan of this dinosaur is not listed.

How did they reproduce?

They reproduced by producing eggs but there are no data regarding the mating habits or gestation period of these dinosaurs.

Gobititan Fun Facts

What did the Gobititan look like?

The only type species from the genus Gobititan is Gobititan shenzhouensis which was described as a Titanosaur. However, the entire skeleton of this dinosaur is not found, and its incomplete skeleton incorporates its caudal vertebrae and hind limbs. A sequence of 41 articulated distal and middle caudal vertebrae are conserved. And, the partial hindlimb lacks only the proximal half of the femur.

Gobititan was a new basal Titanosaur and therefore it was humongous as acknowledged from its fossils.

How many bones did a Gobititan have?

From the excavation site, 41 caudal vertebrae and a partial left hindlimb were discovered. Therefore the total number of bones from the partial skeleton couldn’t be determined.

How did they communicate?

The communication proficiency of these dinosaurs has not been documented.

How big was the Gobititan?

Gobititan from the early cretaceous period was a basal titanosaur therefore it was a huge dinosaur genus. The only type of species that have been discovered is supposed to be approximately 66 ft (20 m) long.

How fast could a move?

The speed of Gobititan shenzhouensis is not yet listed.

How much did a Gobititan weigh?

The weight of Gobititan from China according to Gregory Scott Paul was approximately 22046.2-44092.45 lb (10000-20000 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female names of this basal titanosaur are not documented.

What would you call a baby Gobititan?

The offspring of these dinosaurs were hatched out of eggs. However, the name for the baby Gobititan Shenzhouensis is not listed and neither is its gestation period nor nesting site.

How aggressive were they?

Not much has been documented about the temperament or nature of this dinosaur specimen.

Did You Know…

The specimen of this Gobititan shenzhouensis from the early cretaceous period is accommodated at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in China.

*We've been unable to source an image of Gobititan and have used an image of Ankylosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Gobititan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

*We've been unable to source an image of Gobititan and have used an image of Nipponosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Gobititan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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