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Pleurocoelus

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Pleurocoelus is known from partial skull and postcranial bones and reconstructions are mostly guesswork. It may be the same dinosaur as (a synonym of) Astrodon, which is not yet in the Dino Directory.

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Pronounced
ploor-oh-seel-us
Meaning of name
hollow-sided [vertebrae]
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 99 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Pleurocoelus
Named by
Marsh (1888)
Type species
nanus