Losillasaurus

Name: Losillasaurus (Losilla lizard).
Phonetic: Lo-sil-la-sore-us.
Named By: Maria Lourdes Casanovas, José Vicente Santafé & José Luis Sanz - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Turiasauria.
Species: L. giganteus (type).
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated around 15-18 meters long.
Known locations: Spain.
Time period: Boundary of the Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial remains, possibly of a subadult.

       Losillasaurus is a member of the Turiasauria, a group sauropods which is named after the genus Turiasaurus. However Turiasaurus was named in 2006 while Losillasaurus was named in 2001, and usually this would actually make Losillasaurus the type genus since it was named earlier. Other sauropod dinosaurs that are closely related to Losillasaurus include Galveosaurus and Zby.

Further reading
- Losillasaurus giganteus, un nuevo saurópodo del tránsito Jurásico-Cretácico e la Cuenca de “Los Serranos" (Valencia, España) [Losillasaurus giganteus, a new sauropod from the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition and Basin "Los Serranos" (Valencia, Spain), original in Spanish]. - Paleontologia i Evolució - Maria Lourdes Casanovas, José Vicente Santafé & José Luis Sanz - 2001.
- Sistemática y anatomía funcional de Losillasaurus giganteus Casanovas, Santafé & Sanz, 2001 (Turiasauria, Sauropoda) [Systematic and functional anatomy of Losillasaurus giganteus Casanovas, Santafé & Sanz, 2001 (Turiasauria, Sauropoda), original in Spanish]. - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. - F. Gascó - 2009.



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