Named By: José F. Bonaparte, Bernardo J. González Riga & Sebastián Apesteguía - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauria.
Species: L. leanzai (type).
Known locations: Argentina, Neuquén province - Lohan Cura Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
Ligabuesaurus is a genus of titanosaurid dinosaur that lived in Argentina towards the end of the early Cretaceous. Ligabuesaurus was named in honour of Dr Giancarlo Ligabue, while the type species L. leanzai was named in honour of Dr. Hector Leanza, the geologist who discovered the holotype specimen.
- Ligabuesaurus leanzai gen. et sp. nov. (Dinosauria, Sauropoda), a new titanosaur from the Lohan Cura Formation (Aptian, Lower Cretaceous) of Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. - Cretaceous Research 27(3): 364-376. - José F. Bonaparte, Bernardo J. González Riga and Sebastián Apesteguía - 2006.