Name: Itapeuasaurus ‭(‬Itapeua‭ ‬lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: I-tah-pew-a-sor-us.
Named By: R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Lindoso,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Medeiros,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Carvalho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Pereira,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Mendes,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Iori,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Sousa,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Arcanjo‭ & ‬T.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Silva‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Rebbachisauridae,‭ ‬Rebbachisaurinae.
Species: I.‭ ‬cajapioensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alcāntara Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial post cranial remains,‭ ‬including hind leg bones and vertebrae.

       Itapeuasaurus is a genus of rebachisaurid sauropod dinosaur that lived in South America during the early portion of the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new rebbachisaurid‭ (‬Sauropoda:‭ ‬Diplodocoidea‭) ‬from the middle Cretaceous of northern Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Lindoso,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Medeiros,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Carvalho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Pereira,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Mendes,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Iori,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Sousa,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Arcanjo‭ & ‬T.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Silva‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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