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Neuquensaurus australis Lydekker 1893 (saltasaurine)

Reptilia - Dinosauria - Saltasauridae

Alternative combinations: Saltasaurus australis, Titanosaurus australis

Synonym: Loricosaurus scutatus Huene 1929

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 Neuquensaurus according to M. D'Emic et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Neuquensaurus robustus, Microcoelus patagonicus

Type specimens:

  • Neuquensaurus australis: MLP Ly 1-6 (= MLP 77-V-28-1), a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Sierra Roca, Río Neuquen, which is in a Santonian terrestrial sandstone in the Bajo de la Carpa Formation of Argentina.
  • Loricosaurus scutatus: MLP.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore