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.
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).
In popular culture
- Isisaurus appeared in Dinosaur King.