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Neuquenosaurus

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Neuquenosaurus is known from dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), most of the tail, a complete pelvis, limb bones and osteoderms (hardened, bone-like, raised scales on its back).

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Pronounced
nayoo-ken-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Neuquén lizard
Length
  10m - 15m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(71 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae, Neuquenosaurus
Named by
Lydekker (1893)
Type species
australis