Panamericansaurus

Name: Panamericansaurus ‭(‬Pan American Energy‭ ‬Co lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pan-ah-meh-re-can-sore-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Calvo & J.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Porfiri‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia.‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria,‭ ‬Aeolosauridae,‭ ‬Aeolosaurini.
Species: P.‭ ‬schroederi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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