Fun Angolatitan Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 18, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
Angolatian facts talk about their forelimb shape.
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 2.7 Min

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.

Angolatitan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Angolatitan'?

It's pronounced as 'An-goe-lah-tie-tan'.

What type of dinosaur was an Angolatitan?

In the record, the Angolatitan is categorized as a sauropod dinosaur from the Titanosauriform Sauropod group.

In which geological period did the Angolatitan roam the Earth?

From the fossils, identification has been made that it lived in the Upper Cretaceous geological period.

When did the Angolatitan become extinct?

Research points that it would have become extinct at some point during the Upper Cretaceous period.

Where did Angolatitan live?

This dinosaur species lived in an area that is right now Angola in Africa.

What was the Angolatitans' habitat?

This dinosaur belonged to a terrestrial habitat that was apparently at that time quite dry.

Who did the Angolatitan live with?

It would have naturally shared its habitat with other dinosaurs and animals that lived during that period.

How long did an Angolatitan live?

We don't have any information about its lifespan.

How did they reproduce?

This genus would have reproduced by laying eggs.

Angolatitan Fun Facts

What did the Angolatitan look like?

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.

Angolatitan helps us to learn about sauropod dinosaurs.

How many bones did an Angolatitan have?

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.

How did they communicate?

These creatures probably communicated by making sounds.

How big was the Angolatitan?

Well, there aren't enough fossils to research its height or body length.

How fast could an Angolatitan move?

There's not much information about it, but as a big dinosaur, it might have been slow.

How much did an Angolatitan weigh?

We don't know much about the body features of this species.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No, there aren't any specific names for both sexes.

What would you call a baby Angolatitan?

A baby would have been called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

We don't know how aggressive these Titanosaurs might have been, but they would have defended themselves when in danger.

Did You Know…

Angolatitan was the first dinosaur of the non-avian variant found in Angola.

*We've been unable to source an image of Angolatitan and have used an image of Zalmoxes instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Angolatitan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

*We've been unable to source an image of Angolatitan and have used an image of T-Rex instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Angolatitan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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