Named By: B. W. McPhee, R. B. J. Benson, J. Botha-Brink, E. M. Bordy, J. & N. Choiniere - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Lessemsauridae.
Species: L. mafube (type).
Size: Estimated about 10 meters long.
Known locations: South Africa, Free State Province - Elliot Formation.
Time period: Hettangian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
is a lessemsaurid sauropod
dinosaur that lived in South Africa during
the early Jurassic. As a member of the Lessemsauridae, Ledumahadi
would have been similar to other lessemsaurid genera such as
Like these genera,
Ledumahadi was not so much long, but very
especially well built forelimbs.
- A Giant Dinosaur from the Earliest Jurassic of South Africa and the Transition to Quadrupedality in Early Sauropodomorphs. - Current Biology 28:1-9. - B. W. McPhee, R. B. J. Benson, J. Botha-Brink, E. M. Bordy, J. & N. Choiniere - 2018.