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Dongbeititan: 11 Facts You Won't Believe!

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Are you interested in evolutionary history? If so, then you will surely enjoy reading about the Dongbeititan dongi, a dinosaur specimen that is part of a new taxon described in 2007. It's thought to be a sauropod dinosaur, as specified by the studies done on the handful of bones that were found in China. The name Dongbeititan dongi is in honor of Dong Zhiming, a well-known paleontologist of China.

Dongbeititan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Dongbeititan'?

It is pronounced as 'Dong-bey-ty-tan'.

What type of dinosaur was a Dongbeititan?

It's said to have been a sauropod dinosaur.

In which geological period did the Dongbeititan roam the Earth?

The Dongbeititan might have existed during the Early Cretaceous period.

When did the Dongbeititan become Extinct?

It might have gone Extinct around the same time as other sauropods in China.

Where did Dongbeititan live?

The bone fossils of this sauropod dinosaur were found in the Yixian Formation of Beipiao, situated in Liaoning of Northeastern China.

What was the Dongbeititans' habitat?

This dinosaur lived in a terrestrial habitat of China.

Who did the Dongbeititan live with?

It might have shared its space with other dinosaurs living at the same time.

How long did a Dongbeititan live?

There's no information about its lifespan.

How did they reproduce?

Like other dinosaurs, the Dongbeititan would have reproduced by laying eggs.

Dongbeititan Fun Facts

What did the Dongbeititan look like?

We don't know much about the features of this genus. It is unknown how many teeth they possessed.

Dongbeitian dongi is said to be the first sauropod that was named from the Yixian Formation.

How many bones did a Dongbeititan have?

There's limited information about the anatomy of this dinosaur, as the only fossils found included a partial post-cranial skeleton, bones from some limbs, shoulder, and pelvic girdles, including some pieces of vertebrae.

How did they communicate?

It would have communicated by making noises.

How big was the Dongbeititan?

There's no information available about its size.

How fast could a Dongbeititan move?

It can be assumed that as a big sauropod, it wouldn't have been very fast.

How much did a Dongbeititan weigh?

No information is available.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no distinct names.

What would you call a baby Dongbeititan?

A baby would be called a hatchling or a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

As herbivore dinosaurs, it wouldn't have been too aggressive.

Did You Know…

When the bones were described in 2007, this dinosaur was assigned the classification of being a basal titanosauriform.

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

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

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