Khetranisaurus

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Khetranisaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Family: Titanosauridae
Genus: Khetranisaurus
Malkani, 2004a vide Malkani, 2006
Species:
K. barkhani
Binomial name
Khetranisaurus barkhani
Malkani, 2004a vide Malkani, 2006

Khetranisaurus (meaning "Khetran lizard", for the Khetran people of Pakistan) is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod from the Late Cretaceous of Balochistan, western Pakistan (also spelled "Khateranisaurus" in some early reports).[1] The type species is K. barkhani, described by M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006, and it is based on a tail vertebra, found in the Maastrichtian-age Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation. It was assigned to Pakisauridae (used as a synonym of Titanosauridae), along with Pakisaurus and Sulaimanisaurus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Jerald D. (2007-06-27). "Arsenic and Old Papers". Dinosaur Mailing List Archives. Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  2. ^ Malkani, M.S. (2006). "Biodiversity of saurischian dinosaurs from the Latest Cretaceous Park of Pakistan" (PDF). Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences. 1 (3): 108–140. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-22.

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