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Maxakalisaurus

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Maxakalisaurus is known from a partial skeleton, including some skull fragments and osteoderms (large skin adornments). Its teeth were ridged, unusual for sauropods. Some of the bones bear teeth marks, suggesting scavenging activity.

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Pronounced
max-aka-li-sore-us
Meaning of name
Maxakali (tribe of Brazil) lizard
Length
  13m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(80  million years ago)
Found in
Brazil

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae, Saltasaurinae, Maxakalisaurus
Named by
Kellner et al. (2006)
Type species
topai