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082--TURIASAURUS RIODEVENSIS

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TURIASAURUS RIODEVENSIS
"Riodeven Lizard from Teruel"
Royo-Torres, Cobos & Alcala, 2006
Length: 30m (98ft)
Weight: 48 tonnes (53 tons)
Location: Teruel, Spain
Era: Berriasian age, lower Cretaceous (140 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Plateosauria
Massopoda
Anchisauria
Sauropoda
Eusauropoda
Turiasauria

Notes:
The largest known dinosaur from Europe so far, Turiasaurus is one of the rare modern dinosaurs that presented clear evidence of a hitherto unknown clade and showed clearly that true gigantism was not limited to just Neosauropods.
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