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Uberabatitan ribeiroi


Uberabatitan ribeiroi


Salgado & Carvalho, 2008

Meaning of the generic name

After the city of Uberaba, located near the type locality of the type specimen of the type species, and the suffix titan, giant in Greek mythology

  Meaning of the specific name

  In honor of Luiz Carlos Borges Ribeiro.


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Holotype: Specimen A (CPP-UrHo): CPP-1058-UrHo, 1057- UrHo, 914-UrHo, 919-UrHo (anterior cervical vertebrae); 1091- UrHo, 1104-UrHo (anterior cervical neural arches); 992-UrHo, 1023-UrHo (mid-cervical vertebrae); 993-UrHo, 915-UrHo (posterior cervical centra); 922-UrHo, 917-UrHo, 1081-UrHo, 921- UrHo, 929-UrHo, 1105-UrHo (cervical ribs); 1077-UrHo (anterior dorsal); 1068-UrHo (mid-dorsal neural arch); 923-UrHo (dorsal rib); 1099-UrHo (sacral centrum); 1079-UrHo (anterior caudal vertebra); 1017-UrHo (mid-caudal vertebra); 1009-UrHo, 1010-UrHo, 1011-UrHo, 1012-UrHo (posterior caudal vertebrae); 1056-UrHo (anterior haemal arch); 1006-UrHo (posterior haemal arch); 1027-UrHo (sternal plate); 1109-UrHo (right coracoid);
1030-UrHo (left humerus); 1032-UrHo (left radius); 911-UrHo (right radius); 1080-UrHo (right metacarpal); 1029- UrHo, 1103-UrHo (left and right pubes); 912-UrHo (left tibia); 1107-UrHo (left fibula); 1082-UrHo (left astragalus).

Referred Material: Specimen B (CPP-UrB): CPP-1075-UrB, 1022-UrB (anterior cervical vertebrae); 1085-UrB (anterior ⁄ mid-cervical vertebra); 994-UrB (mid-cervical vertebra); 1070-UrB (mid-cervical centrum); 1024-UrB, 1108-UrB (posterior cervical vertebrae); 918-UrB (cervical vertebra); 991-UrB
(posterior cervical neural arch); 1014-UrB (posterior caudal vertebra); 1078-UrB (fragment of vertebra); 1065-UrB (dorsal rib); 1018-UrB (mid-caudal vertebra); 1019-UrB (mid-caudal vertebra); 1020-UrB (two fused mid-caudal vertebrae); 1008-UrB (posterior caudal centrum); 1005-UrB, 1003-UrB, 1004-UrB (haemal arches); 1120-UrB (left coracoid); 913-UrB (fragment
of right pubis); 1026-UrB (fragment of ischium), 898-UrB (distal end of a right femur); 1106-UrB (left fibula). Specimen C (CPP-UrC): CPP-1116-UrC (mid-dorsal centrum); 894-UrC (partial right femur).

Age and Distribution

Horizon: Marilia Formation. Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)

Locality: Uberaba, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.


Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Sauropoda Macronaria Titanosauriformes Titanosauria

  Further Reading

  L. Salgado and I. d. S. Carvalho. 2008. Uberabatitan ribeiroi, a new titanosaur from the Marília Formation (Bauru Group, Upper Cretaceous), Minas Gerais, Brazil. Palaeontology 51(4):881-901.


mid caudal vertebrae of Uberabatitan ribeiroi. From Salgado & Carvalho, 2008.