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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Dinosaur Catalog

Fukuititan nipponensis Saurischia Sauropodomorpha

Skeleton of Fukuititan
Fukuititan was found during the third excavation at Kitadani quarry in the summer of 2007. The description of Fukuititan was published in June of 2010 and it became the first Japanese sauropod to be named. Fukuititan differs from other sauropods in having relatively long metacarpal, 48% of the radius and slightly expanded distal end of ischium. Its phylogenetic position is not clear due to incompleteness of the specimen.

Figure of Fukuititan
Early Cretaceous
Estimated total length
Kitadani, Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture
Exhibition place of Fukuititan
Dinosaur World > Saurischia
Fukuititan site : Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China