Name: Pellegrinisaurus ‭(‬Pelligrini lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pel-le-gre-ne-sor-us.
Named By: L.‭ ‬Salgado‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: P.‭ ‬powelli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated between‭ ‬20-25‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Anecleto Formation,‭ ‬Allen Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Few dorsal‭ (‬back‭) ‬and some caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebra.‭ ‬Partial right femur.

       Pellegrinisaurus is a genus of titanosaur that lived in South America during the late cretaceous.‭ ‬So far most of the fossils attributed to Pellegrinisaurus are vertebra,‭ ‬however these are mostly from the tail with only a small number of back vertebrae known.‭ ‬This makes an exact size estimate impossible to establish because we can only guess at the back length,‭ ‬while having no idea exactly how long the neck was.‭ ‬Still,‭ ‬we can say that Pellegrinisaurus would have been fairly large and around twenty to twenty-five centimetres long.‭ ‬Even at twenty-fives meters however,‭ ‬Pellegrinisaurus would still pale in comparison to the really large South American titanosaur genera such as Argentinosaurus.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Pellegrinisaurus powelli nov.‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ (‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauridae‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Lago Pellegrini,‭ ‬northwestern Patagonia,‭ ‬Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ameghiniana‭ ‬33‭(‬4‭)‬:355-365.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Salgado‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.


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