Tangvayosaurus

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Tangvayosaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Caudal vertebrae Tangvayosaurus hoffeti.jpg
Tailbones of Tangvayosaurus, Dinosaur Museum, Savannakhet, Laos
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Tangvayosaurus

Allain et al., 1999
Species
  • T. hoffeti Allain et al., 1999 type

Tangvayosaurus (meaning "Tang Vay lizard") is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Aptian-Albian age Lower Cretaceous Grès Supérior Formation of Savannakhet, Laos. It was a basal titanosaur, about 15 m long, and is known from the remains of two or three individuals.

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Model

It is based on TV4-1 to TV4-36, consisting of a partial pelvis, several back vertebrae and a tail vertebra, ribs, and an upper arm bone (humerus).[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Allain, R.; Taquet, P.; Battail, B; Dejax, J.; Richir, P.; Véran, M.; Limon-Duparcmeur, F.; Vacant, R. et al. (1999). "Un nouveau genre de dinosaure sauropode de la formation des Grès supérieurs (Aptien-Albien) du Laos" (in French). Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes 329 (8): 609–616. doi:10.1016/S1251-8050(00)87218-3. 
  2. Upchurch, Paul M.; Paul M. Barrett; Peter Dodson (2004). "Sauropoda". In Weishampel, David B.; Peter Dodson; Halszka Osmólska (eds.). The Dinosauria (2nd edition). Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 259–322. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.