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Riojasaurus

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20 Riojasaurus skeletons have been found, both adult and young.

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Pronounced
ree-oh-hah-sore-us
Meaning of name
[La] Rioja lizard
Length
  5.15m
Diet
herbivorous/omnivorous
When it lived
Late Triassic
(221 - 210 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Melanorosauridae, Riojasaurus
Named by
Bonaparte (1969)
Type species
incertus