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The lightest sauropods – Top 10

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The lightest sauropods – Top 10

The lightest sauropods – Top 10

Sauropods were the largest dinosaurs that appeared on our planet. They had very long necks, long tails and small heads. Among sauropod we find such giants as Amphicoelias, Argentinosaurus or Alamosaurus. Not all sauropods were so huge – weight some of them did not exceed 1 tonne. Below is a list of several sauropods, weighing less than 3 tons.

The lightest sauropods – Top 10

  1. Magyarosaurus dacus: 0.75–1.1 t
  2. Europasaurus holgeri: 0.8–1 t
  3. Bonatitan reigi: 1 t
  4. Lapparentosaurus madagascariensis: 1.4 t
  5. Lessemsaurus sauropoides: 1.8 t
  6. Lirainosaurus astibiae: 1.8–4 t
  7. Shunosaurus lii: 2.2–6.7 t
  8. Ampelosaurus atacis: 2.5 t
  9. Kotasaurus yamanpalliensis: 2.5 t
  10. Amargasaurus cazaui: 2.6–3.8 t
  11. Hypselosaurus priscus: 2.7–8 t
  12. Chinshakiangosaurus chunghoensis: 3 t
  13. Gongxianosaurus shibeiensis: 3 t
Europasaurus holgeri

Europasaurus holgeri.

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