Name: Taveirosaurus ‭(‬Taveiro lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Tay-vay-roh-sor-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Antunes‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Sigogneau-Russell‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia.
Species: T.‭ ‬costai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Portugal‭ ‬-‭ ‬Argilas de Aveiro Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Teeth.

       Taveirosaurus is a tooth taxon of ornithischian dinosaur that lived in Portugal during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬A tooth taxon is an animal that has only been described by teeth,‭ ‬and in the case of Taveirosaurus there have been many attempts to define what type of ornithiscian dinosaur that it was,‭ ‬almost always with differing results.‭ ‬Most palaeontologists prefer to class Taveirosaurus as a‭ ‬Nomen‭ ‬Dubium,‭ ‬as the teeth are just far too generic to confidently attribute any further remains to the genus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Nouvelles données sur les dinosaures du Crétacé supérieur du Portugal‭ [‬New data on the dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Portugal‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris,‭ ‬Série II‭ ‬313:113-119.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Antunes‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Sigogneau-Russell‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.


Random favourites