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QUAESITOSAURUS

RHABDODON
REBBACHISAURUS
RHOETOSAURUS
RIOJASAURUS
 
QUAESITOSAURUS
Pronunciation: kway-ZEE-tuh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Abnormal Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore,Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Diplodocidae
Height: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Length: 65 feet (19.8 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Quaesitosaurus was a diplodocid, one of a group of long-necked sauropods with tapering, whip-like tails. The animal is known only from a partial skull, which displays unusual features, such as structures indicating sensitive hearing. Some even believe it to be the same genus as Nemegtosaurus.


REBBACHISAURUS
Pronunciation: reeb-BAK-eh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Rebbachi Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Diplodocidae
Height: 30 feet (9.1 meters)
Length: 65.6 feet (20 meters)
Weight:
Period: Early Cretaceous


Notes: Rebbachisaurus has been found in Morocco, Niger and Tunisia. It resembles Dicraeosaurus but is larger.


RHABDODON
Pronunciation: RAB-duh-don  
Translation: Rod Tooth
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Hypsilophodontidae (not confirmed)
Height: 7 feet (2.1 meters)
Length: 13.1 feet (4 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Known from incomplete remains, Rhabdodon may have resembled Camptosaurus.


RHOETOSAURUS
Pronunciation: REE-tuh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Trojan Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Cetiosauridae
Height: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
Length: 39.4 feet (12 meters)
Weight:
Period: Early Jurassic


Notes: Found in Australia, its discovery was important because it showed that sauropods lived in Gondwanalandduring the early Jurassic period. Rhoetosaurus was a cetiosaurid, a group characterized by box-shaped heads and forelimbs and hindlimbs of equal length. Rhoetosaurus' legs were unusually stocky.


RIOJASAURUS
Pronunciation: REE-o-ha-SAWR-us  
Translation: Rioja Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Prosauropoda
Family: Melanorosauridae
Height: 16 feet (4.9 meters)
Length: 36 feet (11 meters)
Weight: Period: Late Triassic


Notes: Found in La Rioja Province, Argentina, Riojasaurus' body and legs were massive.



 

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