Amargasaurus

Amargasaurus

Pronunciation:
A-MARG-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Amarga lizard'
Amargasaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
12.0m
Weight:
9000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
teeth for grinding and chewing
Food:
tough plants
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 132-127 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

This dinosaur had a double row of spines along its back which may have supported a twin ‘sail’ of skin. The spines on its neck vertebrae were incredibly long.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae
Named by:
Salgado and Bonaparte (1991)
Type species:
cazaui
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