Named By: R. Royo-Torres, P. Upchurch, J. I. Kirkland, D. D. DeBlieux, J. R. Foster, A. Cobos & L. Alcalá - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Turiasauria.
Species: M. bobyoungi (type).
Size: Skull about 68 centimetres long.
Known locations: USA, Utah - Cedar Mountain Formation.
Time period: Berriasian/Valanginian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of turiasaurian sauropod
dinosaur that lived in Western
North America during the early Cretaceous. Mierasaurus
along with the
represent at the time of writing some of the last
known Turiasaurian sauropod dinosaurs to exist.
- Descendants of the Jurassic turiasaurs from Iberia found refuge in the Early Cretaceous of western USA. - Scientific Reports 7:14311:1-12. - R. Royo-Torres, P. Upchurch, J. I. Kirkland, D. D. DeBlieux, J. R. Foster, A. Cobos & L. Alcalá - 2017.