Opisthocoelicaudia

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'hollow-backed tail [vertebrae]'
Opisthocoelicaudia
12.0m-long sauropod
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Diet: herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country: Mongolia
Period: Late Cretaceous, 72-68 million years ago

Opisthocoelicaudia is known from a skeleton that lacks the skull and neck, so their reconstruction is based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae
Named by: Borsuk-Bialynicka (1977)
Type species: skarzynskii
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