Watt's Winton Giant

'Clancy' Wintonotitan wattsi

Wintonotitan wattsi

Image courtesy of Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

Diamantinasaurus and Wintonotitan are the first new sauropods to be named in Australia in over 75 years, the most recent being Austrosaurus in 1933.

Sauropods (meaning lizard-footed) are large, four-legged, herbivorous dinosaurs and Wintonotitan was tall gracile animal that might have fitted into a giraffe-like niche.

This plant-eating, four-legged sauropod is a new type of titanosaur. Titanosaurs were the largest animals ever to walk the earth. Clancy was approximately 15 to 16 metre long, around 3 metres high at the hip and weighed approximately 10 to 15 tonnes.

Estimated to have lived 100-98 million years ago in the Mid-Cretaceous (Latest Albian) period.

Wintonotitan is distantly related to Diamantinasaurus.

The Queensland Museum is custodian of the Clancy fossils.

See fossils from Banjo, Matilda and other Winton dinosaurs at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. 

Silhouettes of Clancy showing the bones that have been found.

Silhouettes of Clancy showing the bones that have been found.

Image courtesy of Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

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