Aeolosaurus rionegrinus

  • Pronounced:  ee - O - low - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Aeolus Lizard"

  • Length:  50 feet (15 m)?

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 75 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in South America

Aeolosaurus was a member of the long-necked, plant-eating titanosaur family. Although it was small for a titanosaur, it was still quite large, and like some of the other smaller titanosaurs, it had bony plates on its back to protect it from the bite of large meat-eaters that would have attacked from above.

Known from several partial skeletons, Aeolosaurus is the first known titanosaur from fossil-rich Patagonia to exhibit dermal plates. An interesting note is that unusually thick egg shells with strange dome shapes on the surface were found associated with this dinosaur's fossil material. 

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