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Abdallahsaurus
Holotype specimen in 1909
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
clade: Neosauropoda
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Family: Brachiosauridae
Genus: Abdallahsaurus
Maier, 2003

Abdallahsaurus, meaning "Abdallah's lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the late Jurassic Period (Kimmeridgian–Tithonian stages). It was originally named as a possible synonym species of Giraffatitan (G. fraasi). The holotype "Skeleton R" discovered in Tendaguru, Tanzania. The skeleton contains a radial bone, an ulna, a manus, a pubis, an ischium and probably a fibula.[1] It was once thought to be the same as Giraffatitan brancai, but it was separated by Gerhard Maier in 2003.[2]

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