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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Family: Titanosauridae
Genus: Pakisaurus
Malkani, 2004a vide Malkani, 2006
P. balochistani
Binomial name
Pakisaurus balochistani
Malkani, 2004a vide Malkani, 2006

Pakisaurus (meaning "Pakistan lizard") is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod from the Late Cretaceous of Balochistan, western Pakistan. The type species is P. balochistani, and it was validly named by M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006, based on four tail vertebrae, found in the Maastrichtian-age Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation. Three additional tail vertebrae have been assigned to it. The author erected the family Pakisauridae, using it synonymously with older Titanosauridae. Pakisaurus was decided to be closely related to Sulaimanisaurus and Khetranisaurus, both from Pakistan as well.[1]


  1. ^ Malkani, M.S. (2006). "Biodiversity of saurischian dinosaurs from the Latest Cretaceous Park of Pakistan" (PDF). Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences. 1 (3): 108–140.

External links

  • Harris, Jerald D. (2007-06-27). "Arsenic and Old Papers". Dinosaur Mailing List Archives. Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  • Rana, A.N. (2006-03-25). "Country's first dinosaur fossils". DAWN. Archived from the original on June 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  • Sindh University Research Journal PDF of paper discussing Pakisaurus and other recently discovered Pakistani dinosaurs

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