Alamosaurus Gilmore, 1922 [nomen dubium?]
Alamosaurus Gilmore, 1922
(Smithson. misc. Coll., 72, no. 14, 1.
NcZ) "Ojo Alamo (New Mexico) lizard"
AL-a-mo-SAWR-us (Alamo (from Spanish alamo "poplar tree") +
Gr. sauros "lizard")
(m) named for Ojo Alamo, New Mexico, near where the fossils were first found.
Originally described as from the "Ojo Alamo Sandstone," strata now assigned
to the Kirtland Shale (Late Cretaceous)--the term "Ojo Alamo Formation" is currently
used for Paleocene deposits. Sauropoda Titanosauridae L. Cret. NA.
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