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Temporal range: Early Jurassic
Lamplughsaura BW.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Anchisauria
Genus: Lamplughsaura
Kutty et al., 2007
Type species
Lamplughsaura dharmaramensis
Kutty et al., 2007

Lamplughsaura is a genus of saurischian dinosaur from the Sinemurian-age (Early Jurassic) Dharmaram Formation of India, dating from between 196 and 190 million years ago. The type and only species is L. dharmaramensis. It is known from several partial skeletons of a large quadrupedal animal up to 10 meters (33 ft) long, and was either a basal sauropod or, less likely, a more basal sauropodomorph.[1]

It was named after Pamela Lamplugh, founder of the Indian Statistical Institute.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kutty, T.S.; Chatterjee, S.; Galton, P.M.; Upchurch, P. (2007). "Basal sauropodomorphs (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Lower Jurassic of India: their anatomy and relationships". Journal of Paleontology. 81 (6): 1552–1574. doi:10.1666/04-074.1.

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