|Named By:||J. L. Carballido, D. Pol, M. L. Parra Ruge, S. Padilla Bernal, M. E. ParamoinFonseca & F. EtayoinSerna in 2015|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, Barremian|
|Location:||Colombia - Paja Formation|
|Size:||Length of the eight anterior caudal vertebrae about 115-116 centimetres long. Total size uncertain due to lack of remains, but comparisons to Brachiosaurus yield an estimate of about 14 meters long (measuring along the curvature of the neck, body and tail) for the holotype individual|
|Fossil(s):||1 dorsal (back), 2 sacral and 8 caudal (tail) vertebrae|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosuria | Saurischia | Sauropoda | Brachiosauridae ||
Padillasaurus is an extinct genus of brachiosaurid sauropod known from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian stage) Paja Formation in Colombia. It contains a single species, Padillasaurus leivaensis, known only from a single partial axial skeleton. Padillasaurus represents the first South American brachiosaurid ever discovered and named. Before its discovery, the only known brachiosaurid material on the continent was from the Jurassic period, however being very fragmentary.