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Ligabuesaurus

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Ligabuesaurus is known from fragmentary remains, including a maxilla (jawbone) with teeth, 6 cervical and dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), and girdle and limb bones.

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Pronounced
lee-gah-boo-sore-us
Meaning of name
[Dr Giancarlo] Ligabue lizard
Length
estimated  24m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 99 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Ligabuesaurus
Named by
Bonaparte, González Riga and Apesteguía (2006)
Type species
leanzai