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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Opisthocoelicaudia Museum of Evolution in Warsaw 02.JPG
Skeleton restoration in the Museum of Evolution of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Clade: Lithostrotia
Family: Saltasauridae
Genus: Opisthocoelicaudia
Borsuk-Białynicka, 1977
O. skarzynskii
Binomial name
Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii
Borsuk-Białynicka, 1977

Opisthocoelicaudia is a genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaur. It is from Late Cretaceous rocks from Mongolia's Nemegt Basin. In 1965 a well preserved skeleton was found, missing only a neck and head.

Possible synonymy with Nemegtosaurus[change | change source]

Scientists are arguing whether Nemegtosaurus is a synonym of Opisthocoelicaudia or its own genus, or vice versa.

Restoration of Opisthocoelicaudia