[N] 2010 Atsinganosaurus velauciensis
Garcia, G., Amico, S., Fournier, F., Thouand, E. & Valentin, X. (2010) A new Titanosaur genus (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of southern France and its paleobiogeographic implications. Bull. Soc. géol. Fr., 2010, t. 181, no 3, pp. 269-277
Abstract. – A new titanosaur, Atsinganosaurus velauciensis, gen. and sp. nov. is described from well-preserved remains from the new Upper Cretaceous locality of Velaux-La Bastide Neuve (Aix-en-Provence Basin, France). This taxon is mainly diagnosed by a combination of characters, which differentiates it without ambiguity from other European Late Cretaceous taxa (Lirainosaurus, Ampelosaurus and Magyarosaurus). Atsinganosaurus confirms the presence in western Europe during the latest Cretaceous of a third titanosaurian species, slender and less derived which allows us to better understand the evolutionary and paleobiogeographical history of this group during the Cretaceous.