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SARAIKIMASOOM

a plant-eating titanosaurian (gspsaurid? saraikimasoomine?) sauropod from the Late Cretaceous of Pakistan.
Pronunciation: suh-RI-kee-ma-SOOM
Meaning: Innocent one
Author/s: Malkani MS (2014)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Balochistan, Pakistan
Chart Position: 723

Saraikimasoom vitakri

(Vitakri innocent one)Etymology
Saraikimasoom is derived from "Saraiki" (the language of the area in which it was discovered) and the Saraiki word "masoom" (innocent).
The species epithet, vitakri, refers to the formation in which it was discovered.
Discovery
The remains of Saraikimasoom were found at the Kali Kakor locality of the Vitakri Formation, Barkhan district, Balochistan, Pakistan. The holotype (MSM-142-4) is a partial skull that was previously referred to Balochisaurus malkani.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Maastrichtian
Age range: 71-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Sauropoda
Titanosauria
?Gspsauridae?
?Saraikimasoominae?
Saraikimasoom
vitakri
References
• Malkani MS (2014a) "Titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs from the Latest Cretaceous of Pakistan". 2nd Symposium of International Geoscience Program 608 (IGCP 608) "Cretaceous Ecosystem of Asia and Pacific". Abstract volume, September 04-06, 2014, Tokyo, Japan, 108-111.
• Malkani MS (2015) "Dinosaurs, mesoeucrocodiles, pterosaurs, new fauna and flora from Pakistan". Geological Survey of Pakistan, Information Release No.823.
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Atkinson, L. "SARAIKIMASOOM :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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