Kotasaurus

Kotasaurus

Pronunciation:
koht-a-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Kota lizard'
Kotasaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
9.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Jurassic, 205-180 million years ago
Found in:
India

Kotasaurus is known from a nearly complete skeleton that lacks the skull, so the reconstruction uses guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda
Named by:
Yadagiri (1988)
Type species:
yamanpalliensis

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