Yamanasaurus

Name: Yamanasaurus ‭(‬Yamana lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Yam-ah-nah-sor-us.
Named By: S.‭ ‬Apesteguía,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Soto Luzuriaga,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Gallina,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Tamay Granda‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Guamán Jaramillo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauira,‭ ‬Saltasauridae,‭ ‬Saltasaurinae.
Species: E.‭ ‬lojaensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Ecuador‭ ‬-‭ ‬Río Playas Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including elements of limbs and some vertebrae.

       A possible close relative of Saltasaurus,‭ ‬Yamanasaurus is a genus of titanosaurid dinosaur that lived in South America during‭ ‬the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Yamanasaurus is also the very first dinosaur to be named from fossils discovered in Ecuador.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The first dinosaur remains from the Cretaceous of Ecuador.‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Apesteguía,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Soto Luzuriaga,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Gallina,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Tamay Granda‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Guamán Jaramillo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.



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