Amazonsaurus

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Amazonsaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 125–100 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Family: Rebbachisauridae
Genus: Amazonsaurus
Carvalho et al., 2003
Species
  • Amazonsaurus maranhensis Carvalho et al., 2003

Amazonsaurus (/ˌæməzənˈsɔːrəs/ AM-ə-zən-SAWR-əs, "Amazon lizard") is a rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now South America. It would have been a four-legged herbivore with a long neck and whiplash tail. Amazonsaurus was probably not more than 12 meters (40 ft) long. Its weight was about 5000 kg (5 tons).[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Paul, G.S., 2010, The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs, Princeton University Press p. 185