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MANSOURASAURUS

a plant eating titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Egypt.
Pronunciation: man-SOO-rah-SOR-us
Meaning: Mansaoura Lizard
Author/s: Sallam et al. (2018)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Dakhla Oasis, Egypt
Chart Position: 819

Mansourasaurus shahinae

(Shahin's Mansoura lizard)Etymology
Mansourasaurus is derived from "Mansoura" (for the University whose paleontologists excavated the dinosaur) and the the Greek "sauros" (lizard). The species epithet, shahinae, honors Ms. Mona Shahin for her integral role in developing the Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology (MUVP) initiative.
Discovery
The remains of Mansourasaurus were discovered in the Quseir Formation at the Dakhla Oasis of the Egyptian Western Desert during a Dr Hesham Sallam-led expedition from Egypt's Mansoura University.
The holotype (??) includes parts of the skull, the lower jaw, neck and back vertebrae, ribs, most of the shoulder and forelimb, part of the hind foot, and pieces of dermal plates.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 84-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Sallam HM, Gorscak E, O’Connor PM, El-Dawoudi IA, El-Sayed S, Saber S, Kora MA, Sertich JJW, Seiffert ER and Lamanna MC (2018) "New Egyptian sauropod reveals Late Cretaceous dinosaur dispersal between Europe and Africa". Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0455-5
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Atkinson, L. "MANSOURASAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 20th Feb 2018.
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