|Named By:||M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian|
|Location:||Pakistan, Balochistan - Pab Formation|
|Size:||Unknown due to lack of remains|
|Fossil(s):||7 caudal vertebrae. Partial skull material has since been attributed to it|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Sauropoda | Titanosauria | Balochisauridae ||
Balochisaurus (meaning "Balochi lizard", for the Baloch tribes of Pakistan) is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Pakistan. The type species is B. malkani. The discovery was made (along with other dinosaur specimens) near Vitariki by a team of paleontologists from the Geological Survey of Pakistan. Formally described in 2006 by M.S. Malkani, the genus is based on seven tail vertebrae found in the Maastrichtian-age Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation, with additional vertebrae and a partial skull assigned to it. The author erected the family-level name Balochisauridae for Balochisaurus, but it remains to be seen if this family will receive widespread acceptance.