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Zapalasaurus
Temporal range: Barremian-Early Aptian
~130–120Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Superfamily: Diplodocoidea
Family: Rebbachisauridae
Genus: Zapalasaurus
Salgado et al. 2006
Species
  • Z. bonapartei Salgado et al. 2006 (type)

Zapalasaurus is a genus of dinosaur named after the city of Zapala. The type species, Zapalasaurus bonapartei, was found in Neuquén Province, Argentina. It was a diplodocoid, a long-necked herbivore, and it lived during the Early Cretaceous.

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