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Rebbachisaurus

© Andrey Atuchin

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Rebbachisaurus is known only from dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone), scapula, humerus and sacrum, so reconstructions are quite speculative. But we know it had large spines on its backbone which could have supported a 'sail'.

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Pronounced
re-bash-i-sore-us
Meaning of name
[Ait] Rebbach lizard
Length
  20m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(112 - 99 million years ago)
Found in
Morocco

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Rebbachisauridae, Rebbachisaurus
Named by
Lavocat (1954)
Type species
garasbae