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Iuticosaurus (meaning "Jute lizard") is the name given to a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight. Iuticosaurus was a sauropod, specifically a titanosaur.

Fossil range: Early Cretaceous
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
(unranked): Titanosauria
Genus: Iuticosaurus
Binomial name
Iuticosaurus valdensis
le Loeuff, 1993

The type species, I. valdensis, was first described by von Huene in 1929, and redescribed by le Loeuff in 1993. Titanosaurus valdensis is the same animal. Iuticosaurus was similar to Titanosaurus. It measured 15-20 metres (49-65 feet) long.




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