Named By: Hesham M. Sallam, Eric Gorscak, Patrick M. O'Connor, Iman A. El-Dawoudi, Sanaa El-Sayed, Sara Saber, Mahmoud A. Kora, Joseph J. W. Sertich, Erik R. Seiffert & Matthew C. Lamanna - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Titanosauria, Lithostrotia.
Species: M. shahinae (type).
Size: Holotype individual estimated somewhere about 8-10 meters long. Full adult size unknown.
Known locations: Egypt - Quseir Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton. Partial lower braincase. Remains are of a younger not fully grown individual.
is a genus of titanosaurian
sauropod dinosaur that lived in North
Africa during the late Cretaceous. The discovery of Mansourasaurus
was significant in itself because North African fossil beds often do
not yield remains of larger dinosaurs like sauropods. This is partly
because the harsh arid conditions of North Africa will often cause
fossils to erode as soon as they are exposed from the rock that
Although only known from partial remains, Mansourasaurus has been identified as a titanosaur, the common type of sauropod dinosaur present in the late Cretaceous. More specifically, Mansourasaurus is thought to be a lithostrotian titanosaur.
- New dinosaur remains from the campanian quseir formation, western desert, Egypt - Iman El-Dawoudi, Patrick M O'Connor, Mahmoud Kora & Joseph J W Sertich - 2016.