Fun Daxiatitan Facts For Kids

Devangana Rathore
Nov 28, 2022 By Devangana Rathore
Originally Published on Oct 04, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
How many fun Daxiatitan facts do you already know about? Brush up your knowledge of this dinosaur with this article, and share ahead!
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 5.6 Min

If there were a list of the biggest dinosaurs around, then this would definitely rank in the list. The Daxiatitan quite literally has the name 'titan' in it.

The word titan means large, which is a nod towards the size of this creature. It is one of the largest herbivores in the history of dinosaurs, with a height and weight almost 50 times more than the average human, maybe even more.

The 2015 CollectA Daxiatitan is among the largest dinosaur models in the Standard class. The Collecta Daxiatitan bears all of the features of a giant titanosaur, including a tiny head on the end of an enormously long neck, a large, chunky body, and a massive tail.

It possessed an enormously long neck, similar to Euhelopus and Huanghetitan. Daxiatitan had a length of 50 ft (15.2 m) long neck, which was larger than a mature Tyrannosaurus rex.

If you want to learn more about new animals and dinosaurs like this one, then read on! You can also learn about new dinosaurs like the Halticosaurus and Spinostropheus.

Daxiatitan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Daxiatitan'?

The word Daxiatitan is pronounced at 'Dax-e-ah-tie-tan'.

What type of dinosaur was a Daxiatitan?

Daxiatitan ('Daxia giant' after a River Basin stream) is a titanosaur sauropod dinosaur genus from the Early Cretaceous period.

In which geological period did the Daxiatitan roam the earth?

Daxiatitan binglingi was a sauropod dinosaur that lived in the Early Cretaceous period, from 129.4 million years ago to Aptian Age, in Lanzhou Basin (Gansu Province) northwestern China.

When did the Daxiatitan become extinct?

Daxiatitan binglingi, owning an enormously long neck, just like Huanghetitan dinosaur, with 75-98 ft (22.8-30 m) length, survived from 129.4 million years ago to Aptian Age in Lower Cretaceous. Then, between 125-113 million years ago, the Aptian Age flourished. This is usually when the Austroraptor is said to have died off.

Where did a Daxiatitan live?

This Early Cretaceous sauropod dinosaur survived in Gansu Province (northwestern China). Warm to warm summers with cold to freezing weather characterize the semi-arid to the desert continental environment of Gansu Province.  This dinosaur, with several neck vertebrae, a thigh bone, and alone shoulder blade, is thought to have lived in this area.

What was a Daxiatitan's habitat?

Daxiatitan was a herbivore that lived in forested areas. It lived in Asia during the Cretaceous period. Its remains have been discovered in regions like Gansu (China).

Who did a Daxiatitan live with?

Sauropods were sociable animals that established herds and eat plants in their diet, according to many lines of fossil remains from both trackways and bone beds. The composition of the herds, on the other hand, differed between species.

How long did a Daxiatitan live?

Due to a scarcity of complete skeletons (such as skulls and teeth), pinpointing a definite lifespan based on the single Daxiatitan skeleton we have is difficult. However, given that their species has lived for a long time, one can presume that long life was a feature of their genus.

How did they reproduce?

This dinosaur that resides in China will procreate and deposit eggs in the same way as other reptiles. However, like other reptiles, its eggs will emerge in a few weeks.

Daxiatitan Fun Facts

What did a Daxiatitan look like?

The new holotype is likely to be a length of a 69 ft (21 m) long individual. However, Daxiatitan may have gotten even larger.

Daxiatitan was called after a Huang He River tributary. Huanghetitan is another large sauropod with a name tie to this river. Daxiatitan was a massive dinosaur that stood between 75-98 ft (22.8-30 m) tall.

Its body might be encased in armour scattered bone plates. In January 2020, the weight range of this dinosaur was estimated to be around 77161.8 lb (35,000 kg) based on its 22.4 in (56.8 cm) femur width.

Another of the exceptionally enormous early Cretaceous sauropods from China is Daxiatitan, which had a very long neck.
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How many bones did a Daxiatitan have?

Only one skeleton of this species (Daxiatitan binglingi) has been discovered, and the fossil is incomplete. However, it is known from relics, including several neck vertebrae, a thigh bone, a femur, and a shoulder blade. Because the whole skeleton of this early Cretaceous dinosaur is unknown, it is hard to estimate how many bones they had.

How did they communicate?

Although these animals' voice cords are not retained in their bones, their remains may reveal how they communicated. Despite being one of the largest Sauropods of China, they are not known to have been particularly loud.

How big was a Daxiatitan?

This dinosaur's estimated size (length) range was 75-98 ft (22.8-30 m), and the features resemble those of the Euhelopus dinosaurs.

How fast could a Daxiatitan move?

Although the estimated speed range of Daxiatitan is unknown, sauropods are thought never to exceed 4.4 mph (7 kph).

How much did a Daxiatitan weigh?

The estimated weight range of this armoured Daxiatitan (Daxia giant) belong to China was 77161.8 lb (35,000 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

There is not ant special name for the male and female species of this dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Daxiatitan?

There is no name for the infant species of this dinosaur that has features comparable to the Huanghetitan dinosaur.

What did they eat?

Usually, sauropods were known to eat just vegetation. Plants and tree leaves were part of their diet.

How aggressive were they?

This Early Cretaceous dinosaur (diet: herbivorous) lived in groups and did not engage aggressively.

Did you know...

This indigenous to China dinosaur (a titanosaur from the early cretaceous) was included in the Jurassic C.S.I. documentary series.

To maintain pace with their big appetites, sauropods developed high tooth replacement levels, according to research. According to the study, some dinosaurs replaced every tooth every 14 days, while others changed each tooth per 62 days and others once every 35 days.

In addition, the scientists discovered that the tooth's characteristics influenced what time it took for a new tooth to form.

What is special about Daxiatitan?

Daxiatitan was a large titanosaur dinosaur with an enormously long neck that lived in the Early Cretaceous epoch. Its body may have been encased in armoured scatter bone plates. It is known from remains, including several neck vertebrae, a thigh bone, and a shoulder blade. It was a pretty large creature, estimated at 75-98 ft (22.8-30 m).

Is Daxiatitan a sauropod?

Sauropods that ate plants in their diet had long tails, long necks, small heads (compared to the rest of the body), and four strong, pillar-like limbs. They are known for having enormously long necks, with some species having several neck vertebrae, and the group contains the biggest animals to have ever existed on land.

Possessing comparable qualities, Daxiatitan binglingi (indicating 'Daxia giant' after a tributary river) is a Lower Cretaceous titanosaur sauropod dinosaur genus.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly dinosaur facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these Nemegtosaurus facts, or Denversaurus fun facts for kids.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Daxiatitan coloring pages.

Daxiatitan Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Plants

what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivore

Average Litter Size?

N/A

What Did They Look Like?

Grey or green

How Much Did They Weigh?

77161.8 lb (35,000 kg)

Skin Type

Scales

How Long Were They?

75-98 ft (22.8-30 m)

How Tall Were They?

N/A

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Dinosauria

Genus

Daxiatitan

Family

Titanosauridae

Scientific Name

Daxiatitan binglingi

What Were Their Main Threats?

Natural disasters

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Gansu Province

Where Did They Live?

China
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Written by Devangana Rathore

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

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Devangana is a highly accomplished content writer and a deep thinker with a Master's degree in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. With a wealth of experience in copywriting, she has worked with The Career Coach in Dublin and is constantly looking to enhance her skills through online courses from some of the world's leading universities. Devangana has a strong background in computer science and is also an accomplished editor and social media manager. Her leadership skills were honed during her time as the literacy society president and student president at the University of Delhi.

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