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Microcoelus patagonicus Lydekker 1893 (saltasaurine)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Saltasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 66263

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1893. Contributions to a knowledge of the fossil vertebrates of Argentina. I. — The dinosaurs of Patagonia. Anales del Museo de La Plata. Paleontología Argentina 2:1-16

Belongs to Microcoelus according to A. Otero and M. Reguero 2013

Sister taxa: Neuquensaurus australis, Neuquensaurus robustus

Type specimen: MLP Ly 23, a set of vertebrae (dorsal vertebra). Its type locality is Sierra Roca, Río Neuquen, which is in a Santonian terrestrial sandstone in the Bajo de la Carpa Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore