Ligabuesaurus ‭(‬Ligabue’s lizard‭)

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Ligabuesaurus ‭(‬Ligabue’s lizard‭)

Phonetic : Li-gah-bew-sore-us.

Named By : José F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬Bernardo J.‭ ‬González Riga & Sebastián Apesteguía‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006

Diet : Herbivore

Size : Estimated 24 meters long

Type of Dinosaur : Sauropod

Type Species : L.‭ ‬leanzai‭ (‬type‭)

Found in : Argentina,‭ ‬Neuquén province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lohan Cura Formation

When it Lived : Early Cretaceous, 121-99 million years ago

Ligabuesaurus was a genus that included titanosaurian dinosaurs. It lived in Argentina during the Early Cretaceous. Jose Bonaparte and Gonzalez Riga based on a partial skull, described the type species Ligabuesaurus Leanzai in 2006. The generic name Ligabuesaurus honors Giancarlo Ligabue. While the specific name leanzai honors Dr. Hector A. Leanza who discovered the Lohan Cura Formation skeleton, the specific name leanzai honors Dr. Hector A. Leanza.

Source: Wikipedia