Damalasaurus

Damalasaurus

"Damalasaurus" (meaning "Damala lizard") is the informal name given to a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic, (Bajocian stage, around 160 to 175 million years ago). It was a sauropod, though its exact classification within the clade is unknown. Fossils of "Damalasaurus" have been found in China.

The type species, "Damalasaurus laticostalis", is a nomen nudum named from fossils recovered in Tibet. A second species, "D. magnus", also exists. Neither species has ever been fully described, though the name was published (by Zhao) in 1985.

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