Limaysaurus

Name: Limaysaurus (Rio Limay lizard).
Phonetic: Lih-may-sore-us.
Named By: J. O. Calvo & L. Salgado - 1995.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Rebbachisauridae.
Species: L. tessonei (type).
Diet: Herbiovore.
Size: About 15 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina - Rio Limay Formation, Lohan Cura Formation.
Time period: Aptian/Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Remains of at least two individuals revealing the back of the skull and parts of the post cranial skeleton.

       Limaysaurus was a medium sized rebbachisaurid sauropod that lived in Argentina during the early Cretaceous.

Further reading
- A new sauropod from the Albian-Cenomanian of Argentina; new evidence on the origin of the Diplodocidae. - Gaia, 11: 13-33. - J. O. Calvo & L. Salgado - 1995.
- Lower Cretaceous rebbachisaurid sauropods from Cerro Aguada Del León, Neuquén Province, northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(4): 903-912. - L. Salgado, A. Garrido, S. E. Cocca & J. R. Cocca - 2004.




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