(Laguna Brava lizard).
Named By: E. Martín Hechenleitner, Léa Leuzinger, Agustín G. Martinelli, Sebastián Rocher, Lucas E. Fiorelli, Jeremías R. A. Taborda & Leonardo Salgado - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia, Aeolosaurini.
Species: B. arreirosorum (type).
Size: Holotype roughly about 7 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina - Ciénaga del Río Huaco Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of titanosaurian
dinosaur that lived in South America
during the late Cretaceous. While many of the South American
titanosaurs such as Argentinosaurus
were positive giants, Bravasaurus
seems to have been much smaller than most.
Bravasaurus was named alongside the genus Punatitan in the same paper in 2020.
- Two Late Cretaceous sauropods reveal titanosaurian dispersal across South America. - Communications Biology. 3 (1). - E. Martín Hechenleitner, Léa Leuzinger, Agustín G. Martinelli, Sebastián Rocher, Lucas E. Fiorelli, Jeremías R. A. Taborda & Leonardo Salgado - 2020.