Maxakalisaurus

Maxakalisaurus

Pronunciation:
max-aka-li-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Maxakali (tribe of Brazil) lizard'
Maxakalisaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
13.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 80 million years ago
Found in:
Brazil

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:
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