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Agustinia
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 108Ma
Agustinia in its natural habitat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Somphospondyli
Family: Agustiniidae
Bonaparte, 1999
Genus: Agustinia
Bonaparte, 1999
Type species
Agustinia ligabuei
Bonaparte, 1999

Agustinia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur with a type of armour unique to Agustinia individuals only. It lived about 116 to 100 million years ago in Argentina. The type species (Agustinia lugabuei) is named in honour of Dr. Giancarlo Ligabue, the discoverer of Augustinia. The original generic name was "Augustia", which, as it turned out, was already preoccupied by a beetle (see also: Megapnosaurus, Protognathosaurus).

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