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meaning: "Andes lizard"
Named By: Jorge O. Calvo and Jose F. Bonaparte in 1991
Time Period: Cenomanian99.6-97 Ma
Location: Argentina, Neuquen Province - Candeleros Formation
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains including vertebrae and fragments of the pelvis, ribs and hind limbs
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Sauropoda | Titanosauria |

Andesaurus ( AN-da-SOR-as; "Andes lizard") is a genus of basal titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur which existed during the middle of the Cretaceous Period in South America. Like most sauropods, it would have had a small head on the end of a long neck and an equally long tail. Andesaurus was a very large animal, as were many others of its relatives, which included the largest animals ever to walk the Earth.

Read more about Andesaurus at Wikipedia
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