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Malawisaurus

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Skull elements, teeth, vertebrae, limb bones and osteoderms (armour) of several individuals have been found.

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Pronounced
mah-lah-wee-sore-us
Meaning of name
Malawi lizard
Length
  9m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 112 million years ago)
Found in
Malawi

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Malawisaurus
Named by
Haughton (1928)
Type species
dixeyi