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Algoasaurus bauri

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"Algoa Lizard"

Describer Broom, 1904
Also Known As --
Type of Species bauri
Order Saurischia
SubOrder Sauropoda
InfraOrder --
Micro-Order --
Family Nomina Dubia
Size 30 feet (9 meters) long
Period Late Jurassic, 145 million years ago
Fossilsite South Africa
Diet Herbivore

Algoasaurus bauri was a quadruped herbivore that is not well known, since only one vertebra, a single leg bone, and a hoof have been found. The small size of the fossil suggests that it may be a half grown juvenile. It appears that Algoasaurus was a small sauropod less than half the size of an adult Diplodocus. From the shape of its vertebra some scientists have classified this animal to be in the diplodocid family, but others have classified it as a titanosaurid sauropod.

Algoasaurus bauri