Tapuiasaurus

Name: Tapuiasaurus ‭(‬Tapuia lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ta-pu-e-ah-sore-us.
Named By: Hussam Zaher,‭ ‬Diego Pol,‭ ‬Alberto B.‭ ‬Carvalho,‭ ‬Paulo M.‭ ‬Nascimento,‭ ‬Claudio Riccomini,‭ ‬Peter Larson,‭ ‬Rubén Juarez-Valieri,‭ ‬Ricardo Pires-Domingues,‭ ‬Nelson Jorge da Silva Jr.‭ & ‬Diógenes de Almeida Campos‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: T.‭ ‬macedoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: ‭R‬oughly estimated at about‭ ‬13‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: ‬Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quiricó Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull and some partial postcranial skeletal remains.

       One of the smaller South American titanosaurs,‭ ‬Tapuiasaurus is also one of the few titanosaur genera where skull fossils are also known.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Complete Skull of an Early Cretaceous Sauropod and the Evolution of Advanced Titanosaurians.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬6‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬e16663.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hussam Zaher,‭ ‬Diego Pol,‭ ‬Alberto B.‭ ‬Carvalho,‭ ‬Paulo M.‭ ‬Nascimento,‭ ‬Claudio Riccomini,‭ ‬Peter Larson,‭ ‬Rubén Juarez-Valieri,‭ ‬Ricardo Pires-Domingues,‭ ‬Nelson Jorge da Silva Jr.‭ & ‬Diógenes de Almeida Campos‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.




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