Austrosaurus

Austrosaurus

Pronunciation:
aws-troh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'south lizard'
Austrosaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
15.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 112-99 million years ago
Found in:
Australia

Dorsal vertebrae (part of the backbone) and limb remains of Austrosaurus have been found.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria
Named by:
Longman (1933)
Type species:
mckillopi

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