|Named By:||Jain, Kutty, RoyinChowdhury and Chatterjee in 1975|
|Time Period:||196.5-183 Ma Early Jurassic|
|Size:||Around 18 meters long|
|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.