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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 126 Ma
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Life restoration
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Family: Brachiosauridae
Genus: Cedarosaurus
Tidwell et al., 1999
C. weiskopfae
Binomial name
Cedarosaurus weiskopfae
Tidwell et al., 1999

Cedarosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous epoch.[1] It was a herbivore of unknown size.[2] Cedarosaurus was named for the Cedar Mountain Formation in eastern Utah, USA.[2] It was a brachiosaurid sauropod that ate tall vegetation from the tree canopy.[2] The skeleton was found in the Cedar Mountains the late 1990s by a team of paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.[3] The skeleton was missing the neck, head and other parts.[4]

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  1. Michael P. Taylor; Mathew J. Wedel; Richard L. Cifelli, 'A new sauropod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA', Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol. 56, No.1 (2011), p. 75
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Cedarosaurus". Prehistoric-Wildlife.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  3. "Images". The Earth Observatory. EOS Project Science Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  4. "Cedarosaurus". Dinochecker.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.

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