Phuwiangosaurus (meaning "Phu Wiang lizard") is the name given to a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. It was a titanosaur which lived in Thailand. The type species, P. sirindhornae, was described by Martin, Buffetaut, and Suteethorn in 1994; it was named to honour Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who was interested in the geology and palaeontology of Thailand. It was around 27.1 m (90 feet) long.
|nearly complete Phuwiangosaurus at Phu Kum Khao, Kanlasin http://fb.me/1afTlNXdR |
Type of Phuwiangosaurus http://fb.me/I2K1xrdn
On 28 of August 1997, Post Authority of Thailand issued a set of four stamps shows reconstructions of dinosaurs fossils of which found in Northeastern part of the country.
MARTIN, V., BUFFETAUT, E. and SUTEETHORN, V. 1994. Un nouveau genre de dinosaure sauropode de la Formation Sao Khua (Jurassique supérieur ou Crétacé inférieur) du Nord-Est de la Thaïlande. [A New Genus of Sauropod Dinosaur from the Sao Khua formation (Late Jurassic or early Cretaceous) of northeastern Thailand] Comptes Rendus de l’ Academie des Science de Paris. 319(2): 1085-1092.
MARTIN, V., BUFFETAUT, E. and SUTEETHORN, V. 1993. Jurassic sauropod dinosaurs of Thailand: a preliminary report. In THANASUTIPITAK, T. (ed.). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biostratigraphy of mainland Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai University. 2: 415-425.
MARTIN, V., SUTEETHORN, V. and BUFFETAUT, E. 1999. Description of the type and referred material of Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae Martin, Buffetaut and Suteethorn, 1994, a sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous of Thailand. Oryctos 2: 39-91.