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Titantosaurus Egg Shell Embryo measures 3.9 inches. Titantosaurus Egg Shell Embryo is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Titanosaurus indicus is the scientific name. Our precise embryo can be used as a teaching tool, museum embryo exhibit, home decor embryo, or office decor embryo.
Titanosaurus indicus (‘titanic lizard’) is a dubious genus of sauropod dinosaurs, first described by Richard Lydekker in 1877. It is known from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Lameta Formation of India and possibly also the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Marília Formation of Argentina.
Titanosaurus indicus is estimated to have grown up to 30 to 40 ft. long and up to approximately 13 tons in weight. Titanosaurs indicus, literally meaning ‘titanic lizard’, was named after the mythological Titans.
Titanosaurus indicus was the first Indian dinosaur to be named and properly described, having been recorded for the first time in 1877. The type species, T. indicus, was named in 1877, and the second species, T. blanfordi, was named in 1879. Both species were named by Richard Lydekker. Remains from a possible indeterminate species of Titanosaurus indicus are also known from the Marília Formation of Argentina, which are around 72-66 million years old, while Titanosaurus indicus and T. blanfordi are 70 million years old.
The known remains of Titanosaurus indicus were generally considered to be lost and untraceable by the end of the twentieth century; in 2010 Matthew Carrano therefore established a cast based on illustrations Lydekker made in 1877, as a replacement plastotype, with the inventory number NHMUK 40867. However, that turned out to be a bit premature. In the early twenty-first century, Indian paleontologist Dhananjay Mohabey understood that Titanosaurus indicus specimens were lost only because no serious inventory of the collections had been carried out for generations. He therefore started the Study of Late Cretaceous Tetrapod fossils from Lameta Formation project with support from the University of Michigan, with one of the main goals of locating lost Titanosaurus indicus specimens. In this context, he and Subhasis Sen recovered one of the holotype vertebra on April 25, 2012.
Titanosaurus indicus turned out to be in a batch of fossils that had been left behind by Lydekker in 1878 that had been lost up until then, which is why no official inventory number of the GSI had been assigned to it.
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