Pleurocoelus

Pleurocoelus

Pronunciation:
ploor-oh-seel-us
Name meaning:
'hollow-sided [vertebrae]'
Pleurocoelus
Body type:
sauropod
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country:
USA
Period:
Early Cretaceous, 121-99 million years ago

Pleurocoelus is known from partial skull and postcranial bones and reconstructions are mostly guesswork. It may be the same dinosaur as (a synonym of) Astrodon, which is not yet in the Dino Directory.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes
Named by:
Marsh (1888)
Type species:
nanus
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