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meaning: "Augusta lizard - after the Augusta Mountains"
Named By: Sander et al. in 1997
Time Period: Middle Triassic
Location: USA, Nevada, Augusta Mountains - Favret Formation
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Piscivore
Fossil(s): Skull and post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Pistosauroidea |

Augustasaurus is a genus of aquatic sauropterygian reptile belonging to the Pistosauria, a clade containing plesiosaurs and their close relatives. Pistosaurus and Augustasaurus were thought to be the only known members of the family Pistosauridae. However, some recent cladistic analyses found Augustasaurus to be a more advanced pistosaur, as a sister group of the order Plesiosauria. The only known species of Augustasaurus is Augustasaurus hagdorni , which was first described in 1997.

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