Named By: B. J. González Riga - 2003.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia. Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Titanosauria.
Species: M. neguyelap (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Argentina, Mendoza province.
Time period: Turonian/Coniacian.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
Mendozasaurus is a genus of titanosaur that lived in South America during the late Cretaceous. Although only known from incomplete remains, Mendozasaurus is thought to have had quite a long neck as well as osteoderms in the skin. Osteoderm armour in the skin has been observed in some other South American titanosaurs, with the most well known being the genus Saltasaurus. Mendozasaurus is considered to be quite closely related to genera such as Quetecsaurus and Futalognkosaurus.
- A new titanosaur (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mendoza, Argentina - Amehginiana 40: 155-172. - B. J. González Riga - 2003.
- Fossil preservation of large titanosaur sauropods in overbank fluvial facies: a case study in the Cretaceous of Argentina - Journal of South American Earth Sciences 23: 290-303. - B. J. González Riga & R. Astin - 2007.