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Ampelosaurus

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Ampelosaurus is known from fossil teeth, postcranial bones and osteoderms ('armour plating').

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Pronounced
am-pel-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
vineyard lizard
Length
  15m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(71 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
France

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Ampelosaurus
Named by
Le Loeuff (1995)
Type species
atacis