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Patagosaurus fariasi

 
Patagosaurus was discovered in Southern Argentina and described in 1979. It probably belongs to the family Cetiosauridae and was related to Cetiosaurus.




Name


Patagosaurus fariasi

Authority
   

Bonaparte, 1979


Meaning of the generic name


"Patagonian Lizard"
 Meaning of the specific name

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Size


Length: 16 m, Skull length:


Remains


Holotype (PVL4170): partial skeleton

Referred specimens:
Numerous skeletons and minority of skull.


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Canadon Asfalto Formation, Middle Jurassic Period (Callovian).

Locality: Chubut, Southern Argentina.


Classification


Dinosauria Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Sauropoda Cetiosauridae

  Further Reading

  J. F. Bonaparte. 1979. Dinosaurs: a Jurassic assemblage from Patagonia. Science 205:1377-1378.

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