Pronounced: neh - Meg - toe - Sore - us
Diet: Herbivore (Plant-Eater)
Name Means: "Nemegt Lizard"
Length: 40 feet (12 m)
Height: 14 feet (4 m)
Time: Late Cretaceous - 67 million years ago
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia
Nemegtosaurus was a medium-sized, long-necked
plant-eater from China. This dinosaur was a
member of the same family of sauropods as
Diplodocus. Before Nemegtosaurus was discovered,
it was thought that this whole family had died
out near the end of the Jurassic Period. This
dinosaur lived almost 80 million years after
Nemegtosaurus' relationship to diplodocids has caused quite a bit of discussion among sauropod specialists. Its features appear to be those of a diplodocid, but its existence during the Late Cretaceous doesn't fit very neatly into the view of sauropod evolution.