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Nigersaurus

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A partial Nigersaurus skull and numerous postcranial bones have been found.

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Pronounced
nee-zhayr-sore-us
Meaning of name
Niger lizard
Length
  15m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 99 million years ago)
Found in
Niger, Algeria, Tunisia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Rebbachisauridae, Nigersaurus
Named by
Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Larsson, Lyon, Moussa, Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, Wilson & Wilson (1999)
Type species
taqueti