STL Science Center

STL Science Center

21 January 2017

A Neu Saurus

A number of Argentinian sauropods, and sauropods world-wide for that matter, are known from fragmentary limbs, vertebrae, or a combination of the two. One such sauropod group of Argentina is the renamed Titanosaurus genus now known as Neuquensaurus. Possessing a femur that is "only" 0.75 m (2 ft) long, Neuquensaurus is a small sauropod and a miniscule titanosaur. However, it is also one of the most well documented and preserved of the Argentinian sauropods to date. the nomenclatural history of this dinosaur is complex and we will suss out the history of it sometime this week, but needless to say, it is a history with many twists, turns, and changes.
©Ezequiel Vera

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