Name: Jainosaurus ‭(J‬ain’s lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Jayn-o-sore-us.
Named By: A.P.‭ ‬Hunt,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Lockley,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Lucas‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Meyer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Synonyms: Antarctosaurus septentrionalis.
Classification: Chorsdata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauridae,‭ ‬Saltasaurinae.
Species: J.‭ ‬septentrionalis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated at‭ ‬18‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: India‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lameta Formation.‭
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains and skull elements.

       Initially described as a species of Antarctosaurus by Charles Alfred Matley and Friedrich von Huene in‭ ‬1933,‭ ‬a‭ ‬1995‭ ‬study of the remains saw the material reclassified as its own genus,‭ ‬Jainosaurus.‭ ‬The genus is named after Indian palaeontologist Sohan Lal Jain‭ ‬who had previously conducted a lot of study upon the fossils,‭ ‬however Jain has since suggested that Jainosaurus may actually be a specimen of Titanosaurus.‭ ‬Despite this however Jainosaurus is still usually regarded as being a distinct genus.
       Jainosaurus would have shared its habitats with other dinosaurs such as Isisaurus,‭ ‬Rajasaurus and Indosaurus.

Further reading
- The Cretaceous Saurischia and Ornithischia of the Central Provinces of India. - Palaeontologica Indica (New Series), Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, 21(1): 1-74. F. von Huene & C. A. Matley - 1933.
- The global sauropod fossil record. Aspects of Sauropod Paleobiology. - GAIA 10:261-279. - A. P. Hunt, M. G. Lockley, S. G. Lucas & C. A. Meyer - 1995.
- Reassessment of Sauropod Dinosaur Jainosaurus (="Antarctosaurus") septentrionalis from the Upper Cretaceous of India. - Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 32(2): 17-40. - Jeffery Wilson, Michael D’Emic, Christina A. Curry-Rogers, Dhananjay M. Mohabey & Subashis Sen - 2009.


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