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Antarctosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

Information

This was the first feathered dinosaur discovered. It has recently been shown that Antarctosaurus had a hyperextendible second toe, as seen in dromaeosaurids.

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Fact file

Pronounced
Ant-ARK-toe-sore-us
Meaning of name
non-northern lizard
Length
  18m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(84 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Antarctosaurus
Named by
von Huene (1929)
Type species
wichmannianus