Dravidosaurus

Dravidosaurus

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'Dravidanadu lizard'

3.0m-long ankylosaurid

Diet: herbivorous

Country: India

Period: Late Cretaceous, 89-86 million years ago

The holotype (the specimen that was used to formally describe the new species) was once thought to be from a plesiosaur (a marine reptile), but is now considered to be a stegosaurian dinosaur. However, the taxonomy is not agreed.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Stegosauria, Stegosauridae

Named by: Yadagiri and Ayyasami (1979)

Type species: blanfordi

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