Chubutisaurus

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Chubutisaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Albian
Chubutisaurus insignis.jpg
Scapula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
(unranked): Titanosauria
Genus: Chubutisaurus
del Corro, 1975
Species
  • C. insignis del Corro, 1975 (type)

Chubutisaurus (meaning "Chubut lizard") is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It lived in South America. It is classified as a sauropod, specifically one of the titanosaurs. The type species, C. insignis, was described by del Corro in 1975.[1] Its fossils were found in the Cerro Barcino Formation, Albian stage, about 110 million years ago.[2] Chubutisaurus had a more robust radius than Venenosaurus.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ G. del Corro. 1975. Un nuevo sauropodo del Cretácico Superior. Actas del Primer Congreso Argentino de Paleontologia y Bioestratigrafia 2:229-240
  2. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004).
  3. ^ "Forelimb," Tidwell, Carpenter, and Meyer (2001). Page 148.

References[edit]

  • Tidwell, V., Carpenter, K. & Meyer, S. 2001. New Titanosauriform (Sauropoda) from the Poison Strip Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Utah. In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life. D. H. Tanke & K. Carpenter (eds.). Indiana University Press, Eds. D.H. Tanke & K. Carpenter. Indiana University Press. 139-165.
  • Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, South America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 563–570. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.

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