Nigersaurus

Nigersaurus

nee-zhayr-sore-us

'Niger lizard'

15.0m-long sauropod

Diet: herbivorous

Country: Algeria, Niger, Tunisia

Period: Early Cretaceous, 121-99 million years ago

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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