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Dravidosaurus

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The holotype (the specimen that was used to formally describe the new species) was once thought to be from a plesiosaur (a marine reptile), but is now considered to be a stegosaurian dinosaur. However, the taxonomy is not agreed.

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Pronounced
dra-vid-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Dravidanadu lizard
Length
  3m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(89 - 86 million years ago)
Found in
India

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Stegosauria, Stegosauridae, Dravidosaurus
Named by
Yadagiri and Ayyasami (1979)
Type species
blanfordi