Paralititan was a massive plant-eater (herbivore) that lived in the late
99 and 94 million years ago. It lived in Egypt,
in a region that at the time was filled with tidal flats and mangrove swamps and lay on the shores of the Tethys Ocean.
Paralititan was around 85 feet (26 meters) long. It was heavily built
and probably weighed around 65 tons. It had the longest known
humerus (upper arm bone) of any known
CretaceousSauropod, at 5½ feet (1.7 meters).
Paralititan was a contemporary of, and lived in roughly the same areas as
so it is possible that Carcharodontosaurus
may have been one of its predators. Paralititan's primary defense against predators was of course its
great size, but it is possible that, like some other Titanosaurs (for example
Saltasaurus), Paralititan may have had some bony
armor plates (osteoderms) embedded in its skin.
"Paralititan" means "tidal giant" (it was discovered in tidal flat deposits in Egypt).
Paralititan was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Paralititan was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Paralititan was a Sauropod - a member of a group of related large quadrupedal herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur with long necks.
Paralititan lived between about 99 million years ago and 94 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.
Paralititan lived in mangrove swamps and tidal flats on the shores of the Tethys Ocean, in what is today Egypt).
Paralititan was a herbivore (plant-eater).
Paralititan was about 85 feet (26 meters) long.
Paralititan weighed about 65 tons.
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