Ligabuesaurus

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Ligabuesaurus
Temporal range: Late Aptian-Early Albian
~112–109 Ma
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Ligabuesaurus

Jose Bonaparte et al. 2006
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Ligabuesaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous (Late Aptian to Early Albian stage, around 110 million years ago). It was a basal titanosaurid sauropod which lived in what is now Argentina. The type species, Ligabuesaurus leanzai, was described by Jose Bonaparte, Gonzalez Riga, and Sebastián Apesteguía in 2006, based on a partial skeleton. The specific name, leanzai, is dedicated to the geologist Dr. Héctor A. Leanza, who discovered the skeleton in the Lohan Cura Formation.

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Further reading

  • José F. Bonaparte, Bernardo J. González Riga and Sebastián Apesteguía 2006. Ligabuesaurus leanzai gen. et sp. nov. (Dinosauria, Sauropoda), a new titanosaur from the Lohan Cura Formation (Aptian, Lower Cretaceous) of Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. Cretaceous Research 27(3): 364-376.
  • Dinosaur Mailing List entry which announces the discovery (includes complete abstract)


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