Barapasaurus

Barapasaurus

Pronunciation:
Bar-rap-oh-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'big leg lizard'
Barapasaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
14.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Jurassic, 185-170 million years ago
Found in:
India

Barapasaurus was a primitive but very large sauropod.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Cetiosauridae
Named by:
Jain, Kutty, Roy-Chowdhury and Chatterjee (1975)
Type species:
tagorei

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