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meaning: "Big legged lizard"
Named By: Jain, Kutty, RoyinChowdhury and Chatterjee in 1975
Time Period: 196.5-183 Ma Early Jurassic
Location: India
Size: Around 18 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Remains of 5 individuals, but so far known only from the post cranial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Sauropoda |

Barapasaurus ( ba-RAH-pa-SAWR-as) is a genus of basal sauropod dinosaur from Early Jurassic rocks of India. The only species is B. tagorei. Barapasaurus comes from the lower part of the Kota Formation, that dates back to the Sinemurian and Pliensbachian stages of the early Jurassic. It is therefore one of the earliest known sauropods. Barapasaurus is known from approximately 300 bones from at least six individuals, so that the skeleton is almost completely known except for the anterior cervical vertebrae and the skull. This makes Barapasaurus one of the most completely known sauropods from the early Jurassic.

Read more about Barapasaurus at Wikipedia
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