(Pan American Energy Co lizard).
Named By: J. O. Calvo & J. D. Porfiri - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia. Sauropoda, Titanosauria, Aeolosauridae, Aeolosaurini.
Species: P. schroederi (type).
Size: Estimated to be about 11 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina - Allen Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Humerus (upper fore limb bone), several vertebrae and partial ribs.
Named after the Pan American Energy Co. which funded the work that led to the naming of this titanosaurian dinosaur, Panamericansaurus seems to have been a close relative to the genera Aeolosaurus, Pitekunsaurus and Gondwanatitan, and hence is included within the aeolosaurid titanosaurs with them.
- Panamericansaurus schroederi gen. nov. sp. nov. Un nuevo Sauropoda (Titanosauridae-Aeolosaurini) de la Provincia del Neuquén, Cretácico Superior de Patagonia, Argentina [Panamericansaurus schroederi gen. nov. sp. nov. A new Sauropoda (Titanosauridae-Aeolosaurini) from Neuquén Province, Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina]. Brazilian Geographical Journal: Geosciences and Humanities Research Medium 1:100-115 - J. O. Calvo and J. D. Porfiri - 2010.