Name: Microcoelus ‭(‬Small hollow‭)‬.
Phonetic: My-krow-see-lus.
Named By: Lydekker‭ ‬-‭ ‬1893.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: M.‭ ‬patagonicus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Argentina.
Time period: Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Single dorsal vertebra.

       Since the naming of the genus in‭ ‬1893,‭ ‬Microcoelus has become something of a dubious genus of titanosaur.‭ ‬This is because at the time if writing only a single dorsal‭ (‬back‭) ‬vertebra is known.‭ ‬A humerus‭ (‬upper arm bone‭) ‬that was once assigned to‭ ‬the genus has now been moved to‭ ‬the genus Neuquensaurus,‭ ‬and there is also talk that Microcoelus should be re-classed as a synonym to Neuquensaurus.‭ ‬Indeed,‭ ‬many researchers have already chosen to come to this conclusion.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Dinosaurs‭ (‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauria‭) ‬at Museo de La Plata,‭ ‬Argentina:‭ ‬annotated catalogue of the type material and Antarctic specimens.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontologia Electronica,‭ ‬16‭(‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬1-24.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Otero‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Reguero‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.


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