Maxakalisaurus

Maxakalisaurus

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'Maxakali (tribe of Brazil) lizard'
Maxakalisaurus
13.0m-long sauropod
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Diet: herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country: Brazil
Period: Late Cretaceous, 80 million years ago

Maxakalisaurus is known from a partial skeleton, including some skull fragments and osteoderms (large skin adornments). Its teeth were ridged, unusual for sauropods. Some of the bones bear teeth marks, suggesting scavenging activity.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae, Saltasaurinae
Named by: Kellner et al. (2006)
Type species: topai
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