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Barapasaurus
Barapasaurus-Brian-Franczak
Name Barapasaurus
Order Saurischia
Suborder Sauropodomorpha
Class Sauropsida
Name Translation Big Legged Lizard
Period Early Jurassic
Location India
Diet Plants
Size 18 m(59 ft )
Date of Discovery 1975


Barapasaurus(meaning"Big legged lizard“)is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from Early Jurassic rocks of India. The only species is B. tagoreiBarapasaurus comes from the lower part of the Kota Formation, that dates back to the Sinemurian and Pliensbachian stages of the early Jurassic. It is therefore one of the earliest known sauropods. Barapasaurus is known from approximately 300 bones from at least six individuals, so that the skeleton is almost completely known except for the anterior cervical vertebrae and the skull. This makes Barapasaurus one of the most completely known sauropods from the early Jurassic.

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