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).
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.
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.
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.