DAXIATITAN BINGLINGI

A new sauropod dinosaur, Daxiatitan binglingi gen. et sp. nov. discovered from the Lower Cretaceous Hekou Group of Lanzhou Basin, Gansu Province, northwestern China, is unique in having neomorphic structures in its femur, with the femoral distal condyles beveled? 100 dorsolaterally with respect femoral shaft and  the femoral  distal  condyles  directed  caudomedially raniolaterally  in  distal  view, implying  a strongly outwardly walking style. The enormous cervical vertebrae of Daxiatitan mark it among the largest dinosaurs in China. Cladistic analysis recovers Daxiatitan as a basal titanosaurian sauropod.