|Named By:||P. Yadagiri in 2001|
|Time Period:||196.5-183 Ma Early Jurassic|
|Location:||India - Kota Formation|
|Size:||Estimated about 9 meters long|
|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.