Named By: M. Sadiq Malkani - 2004.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Titanosauria, Pakisauridae?
Species: K. barkhani (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Pakistan, Balochistan - Pab Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Caudal vertebra.
can be said about this titanosaur because it is only represented by a
single caudal (tail) vertebrae. In addition to this the
palaeontologist who named Khetranisaurus, M.
Sadiq Malkani, also
named three other titanosaurs Sulaimanisaurus,
in that same year, all from only caudal
vertebrae. The first two were included along with Khetranisaurus
the Pakisauridae, a family of titanosaurs also created by Malkani
with Pakisaurus as the type genus. In early reports concerning
Khetranisaurus, the name was sometimes spelled Khateranisaurus.
In 2006 Malkani also named another an abelisaur called Vitakridrinda.
- Saurischian dinosaurs from Late Cretaceous of Pakistan, by M. S. Malkani. - In, 5th Pakistan Geological Congress, Islamabad. National Geological Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Museum of Natural History (Pakistan Science Foundation) 71-73. - S. S. Hussain & H. D. Akbar (eds.). - 2004.
- Biodiversity of saurischian dinosaurs from the latest Cretaceous Park of Pakistan. - Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences 1(3):108-140. - M. Sadiq Malkani - 2006.