The ‘Giant of Ksour’, a Middle Jurassic sauropod dinosaur from Algeria

Farida MAHAMMED, Émilie LÄNG, Leïla MAMI, Pierre MEKAHLI, Miloud BENHAMOU, Boumediène BOUTERFA, Ali KACEMI, Sid-Ali CHÉRIEF, Hayate CHAOUATI & Philippe TAQUET

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 4 (8) - Pages 707-714

Published on 31 December 2005

Continental strata of Early and Middle Jurassic age are seldom-exposed, and little is known of the history of sauropod dinosaurs prior to the neosauropod radiation of the end of the Middle Jurassic. Here, we report, in the Middle Jurassic of the Occidental Saharan Atlas (Algerian High Atlas), the discovery of a skeleton, including cranial material, of a new cetiosaurid sauropod. Chebsaurus algeriensis n. g., n. sp. represents the most complete Algerian sauropod available to date, only few remains were found before.


Dinosaurs, Sauropoda, Middle Jurassic, Algeria

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