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Alamosaurus

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This is the only Late Cretaceous sauropod that has been found in North America.

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Pronounced
ah-la-mow-SORE-us
Meaning of name
Alamo lizard
Length
  21m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(70 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Alamosaurus
Named by
Gilmore (1922)
Type species
sanjuanensis