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Amargasaurus

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This dinosaur had a double row of spines along its back which may have supported a twin ‘sail’ of skin. The spines on its neck vertebrae were incredibly long.

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Pronounced
A-MARG-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Amarga lizard
Length
  12m
Height
  3m - 4m
Weight
9000kg
Teeth
teeth for grinding and chewing
Diet
herbivorous
Food
tough plants
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(132 - 127 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae, Amargasaurus
Named by
Salgado and Bonaparte (1991)
Type species
cazaui