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Isisaurus

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This dinosaur is the one most similar to modern-day giraffes. Fungus has been found in its poo!

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Pronounced
iss-ee-sore-us
Meaning of name
ISI (Indian Statistical Institute) lizard
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(71 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
India

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Isisaurus
Named by
Jain and Bandyopadhyay (1997)
Type species
colberti