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Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
Reconstructed skeleton of Titanosaurus blanfordi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Titanosauridae
Genus: Titanosaurus
Lydekker, 1877
Titanosaurus (8012241640)
Fossilised egg of Titanosaurus blanfordi

Titanosaurus was a genus of sauropod dinosaur, first described by Lydekker in 1877 from fragments, but not confirmed by later research.

Titanosaurus was 9-12 metres (30-40 ft) long and weighed about 13 tons. Titanosaurus has traditionally been treated as a "wastebasket taxon" for poorly preserved sauropod remains. The most well-known species of Titanosaurus, "Titanosaurus" colberti, has been renamed Isisaurus. The remains were from the Upper Cretaceous of India.

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