Neuquenosaurus

Neuquenosaurus

Pronunciation:
nayoo-ken-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Neuquén lizard'
Neuquenosaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
10.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 71-65 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

Neuquenosaurus is known from dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), most of the tail, a complete pelvis, limb bones and osteoderms (hardened, bone-like, raised scales on its back).

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae
Named by:
Lydekker (1893)
Type species:
australis

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