Rebbachisaurus

Rebbachisaurus

Pronunciation:
re-bash-i-sore-us
Name meaning:
'[Ait] Rebbach lizard'
Rebbachisaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
20.0m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 112-99 million years ago
Found in:
Morocco

Rebbachisaurus is known only from dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), scapula, humerus and sacrum, so reconstructions are quite speculative. But we know it had large spines on its backbone which could have supported a 'sail'.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Rebbachisauridae
Named by:
Lavocat (1954)
Type species:
garasbae
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