Opisthocoelicaudia

Opisthocoeli-caudia

Pronunciation:
o-pis-tho-seel-i-cawd-ee-a
Name meaning:
'hollow-backed tail [vertebrae]'
Opisthocoelicaudia
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
12.0m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 72-68 million years ago
Found in:
Mongolia

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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