Named By: S. Apesteguía, J. E. Soto Luzuriaga, P. A. Gallina, J. Tamay Granda & G. A. Guamán Jaramillo - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Titanosauira, Saltasauridae, Saltasaurinae.
Species: E. lojaensis (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Ecuador - Río Playas Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including elements of limbs and some vertebrae.
possible close relative of Saltasaurus,
is a genus of
dinosaur that lived in South America during the late
Cretaceous. Yamanasaurus is also the very first
dinosaur to be named
from fossils discovered in Ecuador.
- The first dinosaur remains from the Cretaceous of Ecuador. Cretaceous Research. - S. Apesteguía, J. E. Soto Luzuriaga, P. A. Gallina, J. Tamay Granda & G. A. Guamán Jaramillo - 2019.