Friday, February 28, 2014

[Palaeontology • 1999] Tangvayosaurus hoffeti • A New Genus of Sauropod Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Grès Supérior Formation (Aptian-Albian) of Savannakhet, Laos


Tangvayosaurus hoffeti

Tangvayosaurus (meaning 'Tang Vay lizard') is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Aptian-Albian age Lower Cretaceous Grès Supérior Formation of Savannakhet, Laos. It was a basal titanosaur, about 50 feet long, and is known from the remains of two or three individuals.


Allain, R.; Taquet, P.; Battail, B; Dejax, J.; Richir, P.; Véran, M.; Limon-Duparcmeur, F.; Vacant, R.; Mateus, O.; Sayarath, P.; Khenthavong, B.; and Phouyavong, S. 1999. Un nouveau genre de dinosaure sauropode de la formation des Grès supérieurs (Aptien-Albien) du Laos [A New Genus of Sauropod Dinosaur from the upper Grès Supérior Formation (Aptian-Albian) of Laos]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes (in French) 329 (8): 609–616. 

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