Jumbo American Museum of Natural History Titanosaur mug. Black ceramic mug featuring a comparison of man and Titanosaur against the Museum facade. Holds 16 oz. Dishwasher safe.
The scientific name for Titanosaur, Patagotitan mayorum, was announced in August 2017. The moniker was inspired by the region where this new species was discovered, Argentina €™s Patagonia (Patago); by its strength and large size (titan), and by the Mayo family on whose ranch the fossils of this new sauropod species were excavated (mayorum).
Paleontologists suggest that Patagotitan mayorum, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 70 tons. The species lived in the forests of today €™s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.
The remains were excavated in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio led by JosÃ© Luis Carballido and Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. degree in a joint program between Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History.