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HISTRIASAURUS

a plant-eating rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Croatia.
Pronunciation: HIS-tree-uh-SOR-us
Meaning: Istria lizard
Author/s: Dalla Vecchia (1998)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Bale, Croatia
Chart Position: 366

Histriasaurus boscarollii

(Boscarolli's Istria lizard) Etymology
Histriasaurus is derived from the Latin "Histria" (an old name for Istria) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard). The species epithet (or specific name), boscarollii (bos-kah-ROL-ee-ie), honours Darío Boscarolli who discovered the site where the fossil was found.
Discovery
The remains of Histriasaurus were discovered at an as-yet un-named Formation in the village of Bale, Istarska Zupanija, Croatia, by Darío Boscarolli.
The holotype (WN V-6) is a set of vertebrae.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Hauterivian-Barremian
Age range: 136-125 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Dalla Vecchia FM (1998) "Remains of Sauropoda (Reptilia, Saurischia) in the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Hauterivian/Lower Barremian) Limestones of SW Istria (Croatia)". Geol. Croat., 51/2, 105-134.
• Sereno PC, JA Wilson, LM Witmer, JA Whitlock, A Maga, O Ide and TA Rowe (2007) "Structural Extremes in a Cretaceous Dinosaur". PLoS ONE 2(11): e1230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001230
• Fernández-Baldor FT, JI Canudo, P Huerta, D Montero, XP Suberbiola and L Salgado (2011) "Demandasaurus darwini - a new rebbachisaurid from the Early Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56 (3): 535–552.
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Atkinson, L. "HISTRIASAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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