Lusotitan atalaiensis Lapparent and Zbyszewski 1957 (brachiosaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Brachiosauridae

Alternative combinations: Astrodon atalaiensis, Brachiosaurus atalaiensis

Full reference: A. F. d.e. Lapparent and G. Zbyszewski. 1957. Les dinosauriens du Portugal [The dinosaurs of Portugal]. Mémoires des Services Géologiques du Portugal, nouvelle série 2:1-63

Belongs to Lusotitan according to P. D. Mannion et al. 2013

See also Antunes and Mateus 2003, Canudo et al. 2010, D'Emic 2012, Escaso et al. 2007, Jain et al. 1979, Kingham 1962, Lapparent and Zbyszewski 1957, Mateus 2006, Mateus and Milàn 2010, McIntosh 1990, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Royo-Torres et al. 2007, Sanz et al. 1987 and Steel 1970

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MIGM 4798, 4801–10, 4938, 4944, 4950, 4952, 4958, 4964–66, 4981–82, 4985, 8793–99, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Peralta, near Atalaia, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian terrestrial claystone in the Lourinhã Formation of Portugal.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur circumference 1100.0

Estimated body mass: 150.3 tons based on femur circumference

Distribution: found only at Peralta, near Atalaia

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