Agustinia

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Agustinia
Temporal range:
Upper Cretaceous
Agustinia BW.jpg
Agustinia in its natural habitat
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Agustiniidae
Genus:
Agustinia

Bonaparte, 1999
Synonyms
  • Augustia Bonaparte, 1998 (nomen dubium - preoccupied)

Agustinia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur with a type of armour unique to Agustinia individuals only. It lived about 116 to 100 million years ago in Argentina.[1] The type species (Agustinia lugabuei) is named in honour of Dr. Giancarlo Ligabue, the discoverer of Augustinia. The original generic name was "Augustia", which, as it turned out, was already preoccupied by a beetle (see also: Megapnosaurus, Protognathosaurus).

References[change | change source]

  1. Bonaparte, J.F. 1999. An armoured sauropod from the Aptian of northern Patagonia, Argentina. In: Tomida, Y., Rich, T. H. & Vickers-Rich, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium Tokyo: National Science Museum Monographs #15. Pp. 1–12.