Sauropod dinosaur material excavated from one quarry in the Lower Cretaceous Hekou Group of the Lanzhou Basin, Gansu Province in 2004 pertain to a single, new taxon . Unique features of its sacrum, including an extremely low neural spine with a remarkably transversely expanded distal end, support the attribution of this material to a new genus and species of sauropod, Huanghetitan liujiaxiaensis gen. et sp. nov. Cladistic analysis strongly supports Huanghetitan as a basal member of the Titanosauriformes.
Sacrum of Huanghetitan liujiaxiaensis in dorsal (a) and ventral (b) views. Scale bar equals 10 cm.
Proximal (a-f) and middle (g-l) caudals of Huanghetitan liujiaxiaensis in cranial (a, g), caudal (b, h), left lateral (c, i), right lateral (d, j), dorsal (e, k), and ventral (f, l) views. Scale bar equals 10 cm.
You, H.-L., Li, D.-Q., Zhou, L.-Q., and Ji, Q.. 2006. Huanghetitan liujiaxiaensis, a new sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Hekou Group of Lanzhou Basin, Gansu Province, China. Geological Review 52(5): 668-674.