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Daxiatitan binglingi

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Daxiatitan by Asier Larramendi

Saurópodo de gran tamaño perteneciente a la familia Euhelopodidae. Su larguísimo cuello mediría más de 10 metros. Tras una análisis volumetrico su masa corporal rondaría las 25 toneladas.

Altura total: 14 m
Altura hombros: 5,2 m
Lontigud: 23 m
Masa: 25 t

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Large Euhelopodidae sauropod. Its long neck would measure more than 10 meters in length. After a volumetric analysis its body mass would had been about 25 tons.

Overall height: 14 m
Shoulder Height: 5.2 m
Length: 23 m
Mass: 25 t

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Reference:

You, H.-L.; Li, D.-Q.; Zhou, L.-Q.; and Ji, Q (2008). "Daxiatitan binglingi: a giant sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China". Gansu Geology 17 (4): 1–10.
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TriceratopsHorridus's avatar

Is Daxiatitan or Xinjiangtitan larger?

Xinjiangtitan Has length 27 m and 25 t in their book so same size

GateKeeper98's avatar
Is this the most neck vertebrae of any sauropod discovered.
EoFauna's avatar
By no means, there are several sauropods with all neck vertebrae found such as Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, a few mamenchisaurs among others.
GateKeeper98's avatar
Jesus, I'm dumb.
Ceratopsia's avatar
Wow. This must have been a large specimen among the Euhelopdidae - no wonder its neck is very long and large in proportion to its body. Beautiful skeletal diagram (like so much of your beautiful and greatly accurate Paleoart. :clap:
thedinorocker's avatar
My skeletal restoration based on this is complete!
If you have an e-mail adress and you are interested I can send it to you.

best!
EoFauna's avatar
That's great, you could send us to the following email: info@eofauna.com

Thanks,
thedinorocker's avatar
Using this and the cast Mount in China I Done a full skeletal recostruction of Daxiatitan (missing part fixed after Euhelopus) 
EoFauna's avatar
That's good to hear, but you gave already done or you are planning to do it?

Best!

thedinorocker's avatar
It s not finish already, at the beginning I complete Yours (Great) skeletal only for under stand better proportions and do a life restoration of Daxiatitan but Now I amore seriosly working on this :)
thedinorocker's avatar
Very good skeletal !
SameerPrehistorica's avatar
Some of the Sauropods discovered in china having long neck and short body..Can this Sauropod hold it's neck in vertical position as shown in this image ?
EoFauna's avatar
Probably yes, recent studies (Taylor et al., 2009, Dzemski, G. and Christian, A. 2007) suggests quite flexible necks in sauropods. It is suggested that it is most parsimonious to assume that the necks of sauropods were supported by the same mechanisms as in their extant outgroups, and in similar postures.

The High shoulders in Daxiatitan could indicate quite vertical neck. Probably had short tail but very broad and massive body, so its neck would be comparatively very light as the pneumatic bones of the neck reduce the specific gravity of it.

References:

Taylor, M. P., Wedel, M. J. & Naish, D. 2009. Head and neck posture in sauropod dinosaurs inferred from extant animals. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54, 213-220.

Dzemski, G. and Christian, A. (2007). "Flexibility along the neck of the ostrich (Struthio camelus) and consequences for the reconstruction of dinosaurs with extreme neck length." Journal of Morphology 268:701-714.
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