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Isisaurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Archosauromorpha
Infraclass: Dinosauromorpha
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Macronaria
Superfamily: Titanosauriformes
Family: Antarctosauridae
Species:
  • I. colbertii, 1997
Synonyms

Species synonymy

  • Titanosaurus colberti (Bandyopadhyay and Jain, 1997)

Isisaurus is a member of the sauropod family. It was a herbivore. It was named after the Indian Statistical Institute. It could grow to be as long as 69 ft and is related to Titanosaurus, but with various advancements. It has a long, thick neck and is located in India.

Discovery and naming

The holotype specimen of Isisaurus, ISI R 335/1-65, was described by Sohan Lal Jain and Saswati Bandyopadhyay in 1997, though it was initially named Titanosaurus colberti. The specific name honoured Edwin Harris Colbet, a distinguished American palaeontologist. As the genus Titanosaurus is dubious, Wilson and Upchurch reclassified it as a distinct genus in 2003.

Description

Isisaurus is one of the more unusual titanosaur genera. Its neck was short, and it possessed short neural spines, and its limbs were abnormally long for a sauropod. The humerus, which is 148 cm long, has resulted in length estimates of roughly 18 metres (59 ft), with an estimated weight of 14,000 kg (30,864.7 lbs).

Paleobiology

Paleoecology

In popular culture

  • Isisaurus appeared in Dinosaur King.

Gallery

Isisaurus/Gallery

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