Malarguesaurus

Name: Malarguesaurus.
Phonetic: Mal-ar-gu-sore-us.
Named By: B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬González Riga,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Previtera‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Pirrone‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurishcia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes.
Species: M.‭ ‬florenciae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina,‭ ‬Mendoza Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Portezuelo Formation.
Time period: Turonian/Coniacian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains,‭ ‬including ribs,‭ ‬vertebrae and limb bones.

       Malarguesaurus was a titanosauriform sauropod that lived in Argentina during the earlier stages of the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Though only known from partial remains,‭ ‬Malarguesaurus has been considered to be similar to the genera Phuwiangosaurus and Ligabuesaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Malarguesaurus florenciae gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a new titanosauriform‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Mendoza,‭ ‬Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research‭ ‬30‭(‬1‭)‬:135-148.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬González Riga,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Previtera‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Pirrone‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.



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