Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Fukui titan"
Named By: Yoichi Azuma & Masateru Shibata in 2010
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, Barremian
Location: Japan, Fukui Prefecture - Kitadani Formation
Size: Estimated about 10 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropoda | Titanosauriformes |

Fukuititan is a genus of titanosauriform sauropod dinosaur that lived in the Early Cretaceous (Barremian age) in what is now Japan. It is known from FPDM-V8468, the associated partial skeleton of a single individual, recovered from the Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry (Kitadani Formation) of the Tetori Group, at Katsuyama City. The type species, Fukuititan nipponensis, was described in 2010 by Japanese scientists Yoichi Azuma and Masateru Shibata of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. The discovery sheds light on Japanese titanosauriforms, which are poorly known in the region.

Read more about Fukuititan at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra