Chubutisaurus insignis

  • Pronounced:  chew-But-ih-Sore-us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Chubut Lizard"

  • Length:  76 feet (23m)

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 110 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Argentina

Chubutisaurus was a very large plant eating sauropod (long-necked) dinosaur from South America. This huge plant eater was at first thought to be related to Brachiosaurus  However, with new South American discoveries of the giant titanosaurs, it is now thought that Chubutisaurus may belong to that family. Unfortunately, not very much of this giant has yet been found. This is why there is a need for lots of new scientists in the field of paleontology! Someone has to answer all these questions.

Found in the early 1970's, Chubutisaurus was assigned to the Brachiosauridae, but more recent examination has led scientists to believe that it is more likely a titanosaur. With so little fossil material available, it is likely that a precise assignment will need to await further discoveries.

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