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Opisthocoelicaudia

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Opisthocoelicaudia is known from a skeleton that lacks the skull and neck, so their reconstruction is based on similar dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
o-pis-tho-seel-i-cawd-ee-a
Meaning of name
hollow-backed tail [vertebrae]
Length
  12m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(72 - 68 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae, Opisthocoelicaudia
Named by
Borsuk-Bialynicka (1977)
Type species
skarzynskii