Genus: Baalsaurus CALVO & GONZALEZ-RIGA, 2019
Etymology: The generic name is dedicated to the dinosaur site named Baal. Baal means the fertility god, whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, and Greek, sauros, 'lizard'.

Species: mansillaei CALVO & GONZALEZ-RIGA, 2019
Etymology: In honor of Mr. Juan Edwardo Mansilla, a technician at the Geology and Paleontology Museum of the National university of Comahue, Praque Natural Geo-Paleontologico Proyecto Dino, Barreales Lake, who discovred the material.

Holotype: MUCPv-1460

Locality: North coast of Barreales lake at Baal Site, Neuquen, Patagonia, Argentina.

Horizon: Portezuelo Formation, Neuquen Group.


Age: Late Turonian Stage, Uppermost Gallic Subepoch, Lower Gulf Epoch-Coniacian Stage, Lower Senonian Subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Almost complete right dentary with 13 alveoli.