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meaning: "Ancient lizard"
Named By: Wiffen & Moisley in 1986
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 78 Ma
Location: New Zealand - Tahora Formation
Size: Estimated at 8 meters long
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore
Fossil(s): Based upon an almost complete skull, mandible (lower jaw), and cervical (neck) vertebra. Partial post cranial remains have been attributed to the genus
Classification: | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Elasmosauridae |

Tuarangisaurus (Maori tuarangi "ancient" + Greek sauros "lizard") is an extinct genus of elasmosaurid known from New Zealand. The type and only known species is T. keyesi, named by Wiffen and Moisley in 1986.

Read more about Tuarangisaurus at Wikipedia
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