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Sauroposeidon
2012-03-21 22:48:02

Sauroposeidon, meaning “earthquake god lizard,” is a genus of sauropods dinosaur from the Aptian and Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). It was discovered in the southeast region of Atoka County, Oklahoma, not far from the border of Texas, in a claystone outcrop. The fossils were initially misidentified as pieces of petrified wood when they were found in...

Tastavinsaurus
2010-09-16 16:28:12

Tastavinsaurus, meaning "Tastavins River lizard," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Spain. It belongs to the family Titanosauriformes, which is one of the largest sauropod groups, and also contains most of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the planet. The type species, T. sanzi, is named in honor of Spanish paleontologist Jose Luis Sanz....

Paralititan
2010-02-22 15:00:01

Paralititan, meaning "near sea titan", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Egypt. It was the discovered in the Bahariya Formation in 1935. The type species, P. stromeri, was named in 2001 to honor Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach, a German paleontologist who discovered dinosaurs in this area in the early 1900s. The humerus of Paralititan...

Adamantisaurus
2010-02-16 15:48:49

Adamantisaurus, meaning "Adamantina lizard", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Turonian-Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period (93 to 70 million years ago). It lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the Adamantina Formation in the Bauru Group of geologic formations. The remains of Adamantisaurus were first mentioned in 1959, but the...

Rinconsaurus
2010-02-04 11:55:28

Rinconsaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It lived in what is now Argentina. It was discovered in 1997 in the Neuquen province of Argentina. It was described by Calvo and Riga in 2003, based on three incomplete skeletons that included the vertebrae, limbs, scapula, hips, and several ribs. Some cranial fragments and a few teeth have also been found. The type...

Maxakalisaurus
2010-02-03 13:52:53

Maxakalisaurus, named for the tribe of Maxakali, is a genus of titanosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (80 million years ago). It was found in Brazil, 28 miles from the city of Prata in 1998. It was closely related to the sauropod Saltasaurus. This is possibly the largest dinosaur to be described in Brazil. There is evidence of larger dinosaurs, however, they have not been fully...

Alamosaurus
2010-02-02 15:06:54

Alamosaurus, meaning "Alamo lizard", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America. Despite popular belief, this dinosaur was not named after the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, or the battle that took place there. The original specimen was discovered in New Mexico and, at the time of the naming, no specimens have been in Texas. The name actually...

Agustinia
2010-02-02 15:02:34

Agustinia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (116 to 100 million years ago) that lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the Lohan Cura Formation of Neuquen Province, Argentina. It is named for the one who discovered the fossil, Agustin Martinelli. It was originally named Agustia in 1998, however this name was...

Hypselosaurus
2010-01-26 19:15:22

Hypselosaurus, meaning "highest lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (Maastrichtian stage) of around 70 to 65 million years ago. It was described in 1869 by geologist Philippe Matherton. It lived in what is now Europe (mostly Romania). This was a 27 foot long sauropod with unusually thick legs. However, the legs were only a quarter of the size of other...

Argentinosaurus
2009-08-04 17:56:57

Argentinosaurus or "silver lizard" is a genus of sauropod dinosaur discovered by Guillermo Heredia in Argentina. It was named for the country in which it was discovered. Argentina is derived from the Latin word argentum, which means "silver". The dinosaur lived between 96 to 94 million years ago, during the Middle Cretaceous Period. Not much of the specimen has been recovered, but enough was...

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