Magyarosaurus

Magyarosaurus dacus

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Genus information

Magyarosaurus was a small sauropod that lived during the Upper Cretaceous epoch of Europe and is considered to be the smallest titanosaur ever found. It could grow up to six meters in length and weighed about 1.100 kg. During the Upper Cretaceous period, Europe consisted of several large islands, of which Hateg Island (nowadays part of Romania) was inhabited by this species. Magyarosaurus is a typical example of insular dwarfism.

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Titanosauria

Europe

Upper Cretaceous

Species information

The genus of Magyarosaurus consists of only one species: M. dacus. The first fossils were discovered in Romania in 1895. About 10 specimens have been unearthed so far. Rare findings, like an armour plate and 11 clutches of (in total) 40 eggs have been found too.

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Epoch:

Magyarosaurus dacus

Nopsca, 1915

Europe

Upper Cretaceous

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Weight:

6.0 m

1.6 m

1.100 kg

Reference:

Nopcsa, F. B. (1915). Die dinosaurier der Siebenbürgischen landesteile Ungarns. Buchdrukerei des franklin-vereins.

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