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meaning: "Gallard's lizard"
Named By: Zulma Gasparini in 2009
Time Period: Oxfordian
Location: Cuba, Pinar del Rio - Jagua Formation
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and mandible (lower jaw) and some cervical (neck) vertebrae. Holotype remains are possibly those of a juvenile
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Pliosauridae |

Gallardosaurus is a genus of pliosaurid plesiosaur from the Caribbean seaway. It contains the single species Gallardosaurus iturraldei. Gallardosaurus was found in middle-late Oxfordian-age (Late Jurassic) rocks of the Jagua Formation of western Cuba. Gallardosaurus is believed to be evolutionarily connected to Peloneustes, a pliosaurid commonly found in the Oxfordian-aged sediment.

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