|Named By:||Hussam Zaher, Diego Pol, Alberto B. Carvalho, Paulo M. Nascimento, Claudio Riccomini, Peter Larson, Ruben JuarezinValieri, Ricardo PiresinDomingues, Nelson Jorge da Silva Jr. & Diogenes de Almeida Campos in 2011|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 120 Ma|
|Location:||Brazil - Quirico Formation|
|Size:||Roughly estimated at about 13 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Almost complete skull and some partial postcranial skeletal remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropoda | Titanosauria ||
Tapuiasaurus (meaning "Tapuia lizard") is a genus of herbivorous sauropod dinosaur. It is a nemegtosaurid titanosaur which lived during the Lower Cretaceous period (Aptian age) in what is now Brazil. Its fossils, including a partial skeleton with a nearly complete skull, have been recovered from the Quirico Formation (Sanfranciscana Basin) at Minas Gerais, eastern Brazil. This genus was named by Hussam Zaher, Diego Pol, Alberto B. Carvalho, Paulo M. Nascimento, Claudio Riccomini, Peter Larson, Ruben Juarez-Valieri, Ricardo Pires-Domingues, Nelson Jorge da Silva Jr. and Diogenes de Almeida Campos in 2011, and the type species is Tapuiasaurus macedoi.