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BAHARIASAURUS

a carnivorous ceratosaurian theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Egypt.
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Pronunciation: buh-HAH-REE-yuh-SOR-us
Meaning: Bahariya lizard
Author/s: Stromer (1934)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Bahariya, Egypt
Chart Position: 134

Bahariasaurus ingens

(Massive Bahariya lizard) Etymology
Bahariasaurus is derived from "Bahariya" (the Egyptian formation in which it was discovered) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard).
The species epithet, ingens, means "massive" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Bahariasaurus were discovered at Gebel Ghorâbi in the Bahariya (aka Baharîje) Formation, Bahariya (Arabic: "northern oasis"), Matruh, 300 km southwest of Cairo, Egypt by Ernst Stromer in 1911.
The holotype (BSP 1922 X 47) is two dorsal (back) vertebrae, a neural arch, three sacral (hip) vertebrae, a rib fragment, both pubes and an ischium fragment (hipbones).
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Cenomanian
Age range: 99-94 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 11 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 4 tons
Diet: Carnivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Ceratosauria?
Bahariasaurus
ingens
References
• E. Stromer (1934) "Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wüsten Ägyptens. II. Wirbeltierreste der Baharîje-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 13. Dinosauria" [Results of the expeditions of Professor E. Stromer in the Egyptian deserts. II. Vertebrate animal remains from the Baharîje bed (lowest Cenomanian). 13. Dinosauria].
• Oliver W. M. Rauhut (1995) "Zur systematischen Stellung der afrikanischen Theropoden Carcharodontosaurus Stromer 1931 und Bahariasaurus Stromer 1934 [The Systematic Position of the African Theropods Carcharodontosaurus Stromer 1931 and Bahariasaurus Stromer 1934]". Berliner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, E, 16.1, 357-375.
• G.S. Paul (2010) "The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs".
• Smith JB, Lamanna MC, Lacovara KJ, Dodson P, Smith JR, Poole JC, Giegengack R and Attia Y (2001) "A Giant sauropod dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous mangrove deposit in Egypt". Science 292 (5522): 1704–1706. doi:10.1126/science.1060561
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Atkinson, L. "BAHARIASAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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