Amargasaurus

Amargasaurus

A-MARG-oh-sore-us

'Amarga lizard'

9000kg, 12.0m-long sauropod

Diet: herbivorous

Country: Argentina

Period: Early Cretaceous, 132-127 million years ago

Teeth: teeth for grinding and chewing

Food: tough plants

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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