Malawisaurus was a titanosaur, a group of sauropods that were the last of the long-necked dinosaurs. Malawisaurus was a large animal at around 50 feet long, but was considered small for a sauropod dinosaur. Malawisaurus, like some other members of the titanosaur group, had dermal “ossicles” on its back, which were special enlarged scales that may have served as a kind of armored protection. It is one of the few titanosaurs with known skull material, and shows that at least some of this group had short skulls.
Length – 50 ft. (16 meters)
Weight – 11 tons (10 metric tons)