Garumbatitan morellensis : Long-Necked Dinosaur Species
Scientists discovered a massive long-necked dinosaur ‘titan’ in Spain and named it Garumbatitan morellensis.
- It was a Titanosaur species, which is a subgroup of sauropods.
- It was the only lineage to survive until the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck around 66 million years ago.
- These massive fossils, as per estimates, date back to the Lower Cretaceous period (some 145 to 66 million years ago).
- These titans belonged to the sub-group Somphospondyli.
- Titanosaur species lived from the Late Jurassic Epoch (163.5 million to 145 million years ago) to the end of the Cretaceous Period (145 million to 66 million years ago).
- Titanosaur fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica and include some 40 species.
- The group contains the largest terrestrial animals known, some even approaching the size of modern whales.