Ligabuesaurus

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Ligabuesaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
(unranked): Titanosauria
Genus: Ligabuesaurus
Jose Bonaparte et al., 2006
Species

Ligabuesaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian to Albian stage, 100 to 125 million years ago). It was a basal titanosaurid sauropod which lived in what is now Argentina. The type species, Ligabuesaurus leanzai, was described by Jose Bonaparte, Gonzalez Riga, and Sebastián Apesteguía in 2006, based on a partial skeleton. The specific name, leanzai, is dedicated to the geologist Dr. Héctor A. Leanza, who discovered the skeleton.

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