- Name meaning:
- 'Maxakali (tribe of Brazil) lizard'
- Type of dinosaur:
Maxakalisaurus is known from a partial skeleton, including some skull fragments and osteoderms (large skin adornments). Its teeth were ridged, unusual for sauropods. Some of the bones bear teeth marks, suggesting scavenging activity.
- Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Saltasauridae, Saltasaurinae
- Named by:
- Kellner et al. (2006)
- Type species: