Gondwanatitan faustoi

Some members of the titanosaur group were giants, at about 30 meters (100 feet) long. Gondwanatitan was a peewee at only about 7.5 meters (25 feet) long. It was discovered in Brazil in the early 1980s.

Scientific Name: Gondwanatitan faustoi
Pronunciation: gon-DWAN-uh-TIE-ton FOW-stoh-eye
Meaning: "Gondwana" is the continental mass that once united South America, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, and India; "titan" is a giant in Greek mythology
Fossils Found: Brazil
Age: Late Cretaceous, 85 to 71 million years ago
Length: 6 to 7.5 meters (20 to 24 feet) long
Characteristics: Titanosaurs were common on Gondwanan continents.


Image credits: main image, Rick Spears.