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meaning: "Balochi lizard"
Named By: M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
Location: Pakistan, Balochistan - Pab Formation
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains
Diet: Herbivore
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.

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