The Quaesitosaurus was a sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 86 million years ago. This dinosaur belonged to the family Nemegtosauridae, which included other titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs.
|What does Quaesitosaurus mean?||Extraordinary lizard|
|On the menu||Herbivore|
|Length||75’ (23 meters)|
|Height||25’ (7.6 meters)|
|Weight||7 tons (6,350 kgs)|
|Life expectancy||80-100 years.|
|Legs used to get around||Quadrupedal dinosaur|
|Estimated top speed||Believed to have been a slow dinosaur|
|When they lived||Late Cretaceous Period, which was 86-84 million years ago.|
|Where they have been found?||Mongolia in Asia|
When & Where
The remains of the Quaesitosaurus were discovered in 1971, during a united Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition. It included an incomplete skull and mandible located in the Upper Cretaceous bluffs of the Barun Goyot Formation near Shar Tsav, Mongolia.
Size & Weight
Although there is not enough evidence about the size and weight of the Quaesitosaurus, studies suggest that this dinosaur can reach a length of 75’(23 meters), a height of 25’ (7.6 meters), and a weight of up to 7 tons (6,350 kg).
Mobility & Diet
The Quaesitosaurus was a herbivore. This dinosaur likely ate plant materials such as twigs, leaves, ferns, conifers, clubmosses, horsetails, and aquatic plants as well.
- This dinosaur was named “extraordinary” due to the fact that its skull was of a unique shape.
- There had only been one specimen found by paleontologists of this dinosaur.
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