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Tambatitanis amicitiae was a species of titanosauriform dinosaur that belonged to the genus Tambatitanis and lived around 112.6-109 million years ago during the Lower Cretaceous period. This was a herbivore species, so their diet consisted of plant materials of that time. It is possible that it belongs to the family Euhelopodidae.

Fun Tambatitanis Facts For Kids

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How much did they weigh?

4.4 ton (4000 kg)

How long were they?

46 ft (14 m)

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Where were they found?

Northwest Kansai, Japan











Scientific Name

Tambatitanis amicitiae

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Tambatitanis Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Tambatitanis'?

Its pronunciation is 'Tam-bah-ty-tan-iss'.

What type of dinosaur was a Tambatitanis?

Tambatitanis amicitiae was a species of sauropod dinosaur that belonged to the Tambatitanis genus. They were found between 2006 and 2010 and named by Saegusa and Ikeda in the year 2014.

In which geological period did the Tambatitanis roam the Earth?

Tambatitanis roamed the Earth during the Lower Cretaceous time period during the Albian stage.

When did the Tambatitanis become Extinct?

It's not known exactly when Tambatitanis became Extinct. However, they lived during the Albian age, so they probably went Extinct when the Albian age ended.

Where did Tambatitanis live?

The only single Tambatitanis specimen that has been found till now was discovered in the northwest region of Kansai, Japan.

What was the Tambatitaniss' habitat?

When Tambatitanis lived during the Lower Cretaceous period, the climate was wetter and warmer than in the Jurassic period. This resulted in many water bodies here and there. However, Tambatitanis were terrestrial in nature, so they lived on land.

Who did the Tambatitanis live with?

It's not known whether Tambatitanis lived in groups or not. However, fossil research has revealed that sauropods used to live in same-age or mixed-age groups.

How long did a Tambatitanis live?

The lifespan of Tambatitanis is not known.

How did they reproduce?

Tambatitanis were oviparous dinosaurs.

Tambatitanis Fun Facts

What did the Tambatitanis look like?

There is not much information available about its appearance. However, Tambatitanis amicitiae was a large sauropod and must have been similar to other sauropods. They were quadrupedal dinosaurs.

Tambatitanis lived in the Lower Cretaceous period.


How many bones did a Tambatitanis have?

Only a single specimen of Tambatitanis has been found by paleontologists to date. Hence, the total number of bones they had is still not known.

How did they communicate?

It's not known how Tambatitanis communicated, but we can assume that they communicated with other dinosaurs by making sounds and through visual displays like other sauropods.

How big was the Tambatitanis?

While not the biggest, Tambatitanis could grow up to about 46 ft (14 m) in length.

How fast could a Tambatitanis move?

Fossil research had revealed that Tambatitanis were large in size along with being quadrupedal. Dinosaurs with these features were not able to move at a fast pace.

How much did a Tambatitanis weigh?

Tambatitanis weighed around 4.4 ton (4000 kg) on average.

What were the male and female names of the species?

Males and females of the species had no specific names.

What would you call a baby Tambatitanis?

A baby Tambatitanis was called a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

Owing to very little evidence found on Tambatitanis, it's not known whether they were aggressive or not. However, we can assume that they probably became aggressive when they were defending themselves. Tambatitanis was herbivore in nature, so their diet consisted of plant materials. This could mean that they weren't aggressive when foraging.

Did You Know…

The fossil representation done by scientists on the Tambatitanis species was done by partial post cranial skeletal fossils and braincase fossils. The partial remains that the holotype specimen is made of includes neural spines of their vertebrae. This created some controversy amongst scientists because the neural spines show an unusual shape.

The meaning of Tambatitanis is 'Tamba giant', which was given to them after the city of Tamba in northwest Kansai of Japan, where they were discovered.

Shigeru Murakami first discovered Tambatitanis in the year 2006.

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

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Moumita Dutta

Moumita is a multilingual content writer and editor. She has a PostGraduate Diploma in sports management, which enhanced her sports journalism skills, as well as a degree in journalism and mass communication. She's good at writing about sports and sporting heroes. Moumita has worked with many soccer teams and produced match reports, and sports is her primary passion.

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