Named By: Coria & Salgado - 1996.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda.
Species: G. cincosaltensis (type).
Size: Roughly about 1.7 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina.
Time period: Turonian to Coniacian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.
Because to fossils were discovered in close proximity to one another it’s thought that Gasparinisaura lived in herds. It is one of the few dinosaurs of its kind known from South America. Gasparinisaura is named in honour of the Argentine paleontologist, Dr Zulma B. de Gasparini.
- A basal iguanodontian (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from the Late Cretaceous of South America. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(3):445-457. - R. A. Coria & L. Salgado - 1996.
- New materials of Gasparinisaura cincosaltensis (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina. - Journal of Paleontology 71: 933–940. - L. Salgado, R. A. Coria & S. Heredia - 1997.