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meaning: "Kota lizard"
Named By: P. Yadagiri in 2001
Time Period: 196.5-183 Ma Early Jurassic
Location: India - Kota Formation
Size: Estimated about 9 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial skeletal remains of at least 12 individuals, though the skull is unknown
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropoda |

Kotasaurus ( KOH-ta-SAWR-as; meaning "Kota Formation lizard") is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic period (Sinemurian-Pliensbachian). The only known species is Kotasaurus yamanpalliensis. It was discovered in the Kota Formation of Telangana, India and shared its habitat with the related Barapasaurus. So far the remains of at least 12 individuals are known. The greater part of the skeleton is known, but the skull is missing, with the exception of two teeth. Like all sauropods, it was a large, quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail.

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