Nigersaurus

Nigersaurus

Pronunciation:
nee-zhayr-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Niger lizard'
Nigersaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
15.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 121-99 million years ago
Found in:
Algeria, Niger, Tunisia

A partial Nigersaurus skull and numerous postcranial bones have been found.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Rebbachisauridae
Named by:
Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Larsson, Lyon, Moussa, Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, Wilson & Wilson (1999)
Type species:
taqueti
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