Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
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Recreation, based off other titanosaurs
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Pakisauridae
Genus: Pakisaurus
Malkani, 2004a vide Malkani, 2006
  • P. balochistani Malkani, 2004a vide Malkani, 2006 (type)

Pakisaurus (meaning "Pakistan lizard") is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod from the Late Cretaceous of Balochistan, western Pakistan. The type species is P. balochistani, and it was validly named by M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006, based on four tail vertebrae, found in the Maastrichtian-age Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation. Three additional tail vertebrae have been assigned to it. The author erected the family Pakisauridae, using it synonymously with older Titanosauridae. Pakisaurus was decided to be closely related to Sulaimanisaurus and Khetranisaurus, both from Pakistan as well.


Malkani, M.S. (2006). "Biodiversity of saurischian dinosaurs from the Latest Cretaceous Park of Pakistan" (PDF). Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences. 1 (3): 108–140.