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meaning: "Goronyo lizard"
Named By: A. Azzaroli, C. De Giuli, G. Ficcarelli & D. Torre in 1972
Time Period: Maastrichtian
Location: Niger. Nigeria - Dukamaje Formation (Gypsiferous shale Member), Rima Formation (Dukamaje Member )
Size: Estimated between 6 and 7 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Mosasauridae |
Also known as: | Mosasaurus nigeriensis |

Goronyosaurus nigeriensis is a 6-8 meter long species of crocodile-like mosasaur from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Dukamaje Formation of Sokoto State, Niger and northwestern Nigeria.

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