Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Gonzalez Riga, 2003
Mendozasaurus is known from incomplete remains that show it was an armored animal, with armor being common among many later titanosaurs such as Saltasaurus. This dinosaur lived from the late Turonian to the late Coniacian, approximately 89-85 million years ago. It belonged to the recently discovered clade Lognkosauria, a transitional group of titanosaurs which included the gigantic Futalognkosaurus and Puertasaurus. Like both of these animals, Mendozasaurus had a long, thick neck with very heavy cervical ribs and massive neural spines.
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- Mendozasaurus and other South American sauropods
- Thescelosaurus! page containing info about Mendozasaurus
- Sauropod dinosaurs: Complementary information on South American titanosaurs
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