Khetranisaurus by cisiopurple-d9z8uc8
Reconstruction by cisiopurple
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Pakisauridae
Genus: Khetranisaurus
Malkani, 2021
  • K. barkhani Malkani, 2021 (type)

Khetranisaurus (meaning "Khetran lizard", for the Khetran people of Pakistan) is an informally named genus of titanosaurian sauropod from the Late Cretaceous of Balochistan, western Pakistan (also spelled "Khateranisaurus" in some early reports).[1] The type species is K. barkhani, described by M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006, and it is based on a tail vertebra, found in the Maastrichtian-age Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation. It was assigned to Pakisauridae (used as a synonym of Titanosauridae), along with Pakisaurus and Sulaimanisaurus.[2]


  1. Harris, Jerald D. (2007-06-27). "Arsenic and Old Papers". Dinosaur Mailing List Archives. Cleveland Museum of Natural History. http://dml.cmnh.org/2007Jun/msg00397.html. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  2. Malkani, M.S. (2006). "Biodiversity of saurischian dinosaurs from the Latest Cretaceous Park of Pakistan". Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences 1 (3): 108–140. 

Malkani, M. (2021) Jurassic-Cretaceous and Cretaceous-Paleogene Transitions and Mesozoic Vertebrates from Pakistan. Open Journal of Geology 11: 275-318. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2021.118016.