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meaning: "Alamo lizard"
Named By: Charles W. Gilmore in 1922
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Location: USA, New Mexico - Ojo Alamo Formation (possibly part of the Kirtland Formation, Utah - North Horn Formation and Texas - Black Peaks Formation, El Picacho Formation and Javelina Formation
Size: Estimated around 20 meters long, based upon comparison between more complete juvenile remains and partial adult remains
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Specimens of many individuals, although often of incomplete skeletons. Juvenile specimens are also known. Skulls are still unknown
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Sauropoda | Titanosauria | Saltasauridae | Opisthocoelicaudiinae |

Alamosaurus (meaning "Ojo Alamo lizard") is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs, containing a single known species, Alamosaurus sanjuanensis, from the late Cretaceous Period of what is now southern North America. Isolated vertebrae and limb bones indicate that it reached sizes comparable to Argentinosaurus and Puertasaurus, which would make it the largest dinosaur known from North America. Its fossils have been recovered from a variety of rock formations spanning the Maastrichtian age of the late Cretaceous period. Specimens of a juvenile Alamosaurus sanjuanensis have been recovered from only a few meters below the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in Texas, making it among the last surviving non-avian dinosaur species.

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