Sulaimanisaurus

Name: Sulaimanisaurus ‭(‬Sulaiman lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Su-lay-man-e-sore-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Sadiq Malkani‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria,‭ ‬Pakisauridae‭?
Species: S.‭ ‬gingerichi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Pakistan,‭ ‬Balochistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pab Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Caudal vertebrae.

       Sulaimanisaurus was described by M.‭ ‬Sadiq Malkani in‭ ‬2006‭ ‬from seven caudal‭ (‬tail‭)‬ vertebrae,‭ ‬with a further four attributed to the genus.‭ ‬Sulaimanisaurus was then classed into the Pakisauridae,‭ ‬created by Malkani,‭ ‬along with Khetranisaurus and Pakisaurus‭ (‬the latter being the type genus‭)‬,‭ ‬two more titanosaurs described by Malkani only from caudal vertebrae.‭ ‬Two other titanosaurs described by Malkani in‭ ‬2006‭ ‬are Balochisaurus and Marisaurus,‭ ‬though both of these titanosaurs have had further remains attributed to them.‭ ‬The same year Malkani also named the abelisaurid theropod Vitakridrinda.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Biodiversity of saurischian dinosaurs from the latest Cretaceous Park of Pakistan,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Sadiq Malkani‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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