|Group:||Dinosauria - Sauropodomorpha|
|Original Specimen Location:||Southern Methodist University|
Species: M. dixeyi
Malawisaurus was a type of titanosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period. It was a fairly small sauropod, reaching a length of about 10m and a weight of 10,000kg. Named after the African country it was found in, the animal was part of the last major groups of sauropods before the K-T boundary. The body was covered in hardened dermal nodules, and closely related species may have even had defensive plates.
Type Species: Malawisaurus dixeyi
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