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Aegyptosaurus ‭(‬Egypt lizard‭)

Aegyptosaurus ‭(‬Egypt lizard‭)


Named By

Ernst Stromer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1932




Estimated 15 meters long

Type of Dinosaur


Type Species

A.‭ ‬baharijensis‭ (‬type‭)

Found in

Egypt‭ ‬-‭ ‬Baharîje Formation.‭ ‬Niger‭ ‬-‭ ‬Irhazer Shales Formation

When it Lived

Late Cretaceous, 98-93 million years ago

Aegyptosaurus Facts

Aegyptosaurus /i::dZIptoU'so:r@s/ (meaning “Egypt's lizard”) is an genus of sauropod dinosaurs believed to have been found in the area that is today Africa approximately 95 million years ago. It had a long neck and smaller skull, and was closely related to Argentinosaurus.

The fossils of the dinosaur have been discovered within the Bahariya Formation of Egypt, Niger (Farak Formation) and at different sites in the Sahara Desert.

The Holotype (1912VIII61) is comprised of three vertebrae caudal, an scapula that is partially encased, and several limb bones, all of which were found in Egypt. Gregory S. Paul estimated the length 15 metres (49 feet) and its mass of 7 tons (7.7 small tons).

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