Fun Wintonotitan Facts For Kids

Ayan Banerjee
Jan 31, 2023 By Ayan Banerjee
Originally Published on Sep 27, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Wintonotitan facts include details like its meaning is 'Winton's Titan'.

Wintonotitan (Wintonotitan Wattsi) is from Queensland Museum, Australia. This brood of sauropod dinosaurs was Cretaceous as well as the latest Albian dinosaurs.

These were one of the largest reptiles of Albian dinosaurs from Winton. The different paleontologists like Watts, Calleja and Tischler found partial fragments of bones in many areas of Australia. The distribution of their partial skeleton later confirmed that these were from Titanosaur brood.

This reptile's name Wintonotitan means Winton's Titan. These huge sauropods were herbivores in nature, having long necks and tails with four legs to grab the leaves of the plants. They were 10-15 t (10000-15000 kg) in weight.

They were also very long in size as compared to other dinosaurs of that time. They were 590.551-669.291 in (15-17 m) long on average including their tail and 137.795 in (3.5 m) tall. They were found on the earth around 65 million years ago.

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Wintonotitan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Wintonotitan'?

This species Wintonotitan Wattsi is pronounced as 'Win-ton-oh-tie-tan watts-eye', which basically means 'Winton's Titan'.

What type of dinosaur was a Wintonotitan?

The Wintonotitan Wattsi belongs to the Titanosaur group which is from the sauropod family. These sauropods genus are found in museums, were from Winton formation of Australian age of dinosaurs. They have long necks and tails with scales on their body, unlike dragonet.

In which geological period did the Wintonotitan roam the earth?

The Wintonotitan Wattsi roamed on the earth in the late Cretaceous period, which is around 141 million years ago. These dinosaurs became extinct from the world 65 million years ago. Their partial skeleton was found in regions of Australia.

When did the Wintonotitan become extinct?

This Wintonotitan brood became extinct more than 65 million years ago from the earth. They were found walking in the late Cretaceous period. In Queensland Australia, Keith discovered the new specimens of this dinosaur called Wintonotitan Wattsi from Winton formation.

Where did a Wintonotitan live?

The Wintonotitan Wattsi found in the museum were from the Winton formation of central-western Queensland, Australia. Thus it is also called Winton's titan. There are specimens discovered by Keith Watts in the 'Queensland Museum'.

What was a Wintonotitan's habitat?

The region Winton formation is an area made of sandstones, siltstones, and clay stones. These were already made by the time of the mid-Cretaceous, which was nearly 100 million years ago.

The Winton Queensland Australia was covered river and low plain areas. The environment of Winton Queensland Australia at that time was like large, winding rivers, freshwater pools, billabongs, swamps, lakes, and coastal estuaries where many footsteps were found of different species dinosaurs.

Who did a Wintonotitan live with?

Like other sauropods, Wintonotitan specimens were also stated they are solitary dinosaurs. When the trace of this new species was found it was only named the Australian Cretaceous sauropod genus. Later it was found that they were typical unsocialized species of dinosaurs.

How long did a Wintonotitan live?

There is no specific report that tells how long do these dinosaurs lived. But these dinosaurs are very old species found on the planet. They were found from the late Cretaceous period, 141 million years ago. They became extinct nearly 100 million years ago.

How did they reproduce?

There is no specific description regarding how dinosaurs reproduced. It is thought they had sex to reproduce. The Wintonotitan also lay eggs after mating like any other dinosaurs brood.

Wintonotitan Fun Facts

What did a Wintonotitan look like?

These Titanosauriform dinosaur, named Wintonotitan (Wintonotitan Wattsi) are the dinosaurs from Winton Queensland of the Sauropoda family, which have a long tail with a small holotype skull and four legs. These animal's weight range lies between 10-15 t (10000-15000 kg).

These sauropod's length range lies between 590.551-669.291 in (15-17 m) and they become tall up to 137.795 in (3.5 m).

The specimens of these Titanosauriform dinosaurs were found in Winton Queensland, Australia by Keith Watts which was first said to be assigned as Austrosaurus, which means giant in Greek.

These fossils of Wintonotitan Wattsi were found were the remains of the hip, ribs, skull, and partial bones of limbs. This family member of Titanosauriformes fossils is now kept in the Queensland Museum of Winton Queensland Australia.

How many bones did a Wintonotitan have?

Keith Watts first made the discovery of these giant dinosaurs with the name Wintonotitan. 'Clancy' was dubbed after the Titan specimens of this Sauropoda dinosaur. Paleontologists like Sloan, Elliot Keith Watts, R Tischler, and Calleja later made the discovery of the specimens of partial bones in fossils. This giant Titan was a brood member of Titanosauriform.

How did they communicate?

Like any other dinosaurs, these dinosaurs from the reptilia class like lava lizard also communicate with each other. This Titanosaur brood also communicates with each other by using many ways.

This genus of Australian animal can call out each other producing different sounds for fighting, mating, and other different reasons. These Albian dinosaurs from Winton have a good range of length, thus are clearly visible.

How big was a Wintonotitan?

W Wattsi is really quite a large range of Albian dinosaurs from Winton. These are some of the largest Australian Titanosauriformes from the Australian age of dinosaurs which weigh 10-15 t (10000-15000 kg).

Their length range lies between 590.551-669.291 in (15-17 m) including their long tail. This holotype skull Titanosaur was also called giant in Greek which was 137.795 in (3.5 m) tall till shoulders.

How fast could a Wintonotitan move?

W Wattsi had four legs. This discovery was done later the paleontologist like Elliot, Sloan, R Tischler who recovered the remains of partial bones of fragments of plants, limbs, and ribs.

Its forelegs were not really muscular and strong but its hind legs were not found yet. But they can tell that these basal Titanosauriformes were very fast to run and move.

How much did a Wintonotitan weigh?

The specimen of these basal Titanosauriforms tells that they were one of the largest Titanosauriformes. They weigh 10-15 t (10000-15000 kg). This type of specimen was recovered by the paleontologist Calleja, Elliot and Sloan said this genus is related to Austrosaurus and Diamantinasaurus specimen which are large Wintonotitan.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There is no such report of this genus to have specific names for males and females. These Titanosauriformes genus of Queensland museum from mid-Cretaceous dinosaurs have similar type specimen like Diamantinasaurus and Austrosaurus.

What would you call a baby Wintonotitan?

There is no specific name for the baby W Wattsi. The similar type specimen brood of Diamantinasaurus and Austrosaurus are called Australian age of dinosaurs or Albian dinosaurs from Winton.

What did they eat?

These dinosaurs from Winton Queensland were found with fragments of plant species which states that these huge reptiles were herbivorous dinosaurs. They were found with similar type specimen creatures named Diamantinasaurus.

How aggressive were they?

There are no specific reports which tell that these reptiles are aggressive in nature. These dinosaurs from Winton Queensland are quite solitary and not so familiar reptiles with others. They are assumed not so aggressive type reptiles.

Did you know...

This dinosaur was found in the subtropical to temperate, with marked seasons and abundant rainfall. W Wattsi were first found in Winton Formation, Australia. It is currently not known if they were endemic to one location.

Is Wintonotitan first sauropod dinosaur discovered in Australia?

Yes, Wintonotitan Wattsi was the first sauropod found in Australia. First, it was found with other reptiles such as Diamantinasaurus.

The discovery of this genus was done by paleontologists like Sloan, Calleja, and R Tischler found many fragments of partial remains which are now seen in the museum of Winton. It had a long neck and tail with muscular, strong legs like a water dragon.

What is special about Wintonotitan specimen?

When this specimen of this genus was first discovered in Winton in 1974 by Keith Watts, they thought it was of similar type specimen sauropods named Diamantinasaurus and Austrosaurus Australian Cretaceous sauropod genus. They can now be seen in the museum of Winton.

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 Concavenator fun facts or Pegomastax fun facts for kids.

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

Main image and second image by T. Tischler.

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Written by Ayan Banerjee

Bachelor of Science specializing in Nautical Science

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Ayan BanerjeeBachelor of Science specializing in Nautical Science

Thanks to his degree in nautical science from T.S. Chanakya, IMU Navi Mumbai Campus, Ayan excels at producing high-quality content across a range of genres, with a strong foundation in technical writing. Ayan's contributions as an esteemed member of the editorial board of The Indian Cadet magazine and a valued member of the Chanakya Literary Committee showcase his writing skills. In his free time, Ayan stays active through sports such as badminton, table tennis, trekking, and running marathons. His passion for travel and music also inspire his writing, providing valuable insights.

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