Pitekunsaurus

Name: Pitekunsaurus ‭(‬discover lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pite-kun-sore-us.
Named By: L.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Filippi‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Garrido‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria,‭ ‬Aeolosauridae,‭ ‬Aeolosaurini.
Species: P.‭ ‬macayai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina,‭ ‬Neuquen Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Anacleto Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial braincase and post cranial skeletal remains.

       Pitekunsaurus was a titanosaurian dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬At the time of writing Pitekunsaurus is usually considered to be an aeolosaurine titanosaur,‭ ‬and as such a relative of such genera as Aeolosaurus,‭ ‬Panamericansaurus and Gondwanatitan.‭ ‬The type species name P.‭ ‬macayai‭ ‬is in honour of Luis Macaya who‭ ‬discovered the first fossils of Pitekunsaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Pitekunsaurus macayai gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬new titanosaur‭ (‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬from Upper Cretaceous Neuquén Basin,‭ ‬Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ameghiniana‭ ‬45‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬575‭–‬590.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Filippi‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Garrido‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.



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