Genus: Bruhathkayosaurus YADAGIRI & AYYASAMI, 1989
Etymology: Bruhathkayo-, Latinized combining form of Bruhathkaya, a Sanskrit word meaning “Huge body”: and -saurus, Latinized combining form of sauros, a masculine Greek noun for “lizard”; thus, “huge-bodied lizard”, referring to the gigantic, heavy limb bones and the hube body that supported it.

Species: matleyi YADAGIRI & AYYASAMI, 1989
Etymology: In honor of Charles Alfred Matley, a pioneering British paleontologist working in India in the 1930’s.

Holotype: GSI PAL/SR/20

Locality: Northeast of Kallamedu village, Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirapalli district, India.

Horizon: Kallamedu Formation.


Age: Maastrichtian Stage, Uppermost Senonian Subepoch, Upper Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Ilium.

Referred material:

Number: Not given: A partial femur, tibia, ischium, radius, a platyocelous caudal centrum.

Note: All the bones have been destroyed via nature (PAL & AYYASAMI, 2022)


Diagram of tibia insitu (after Pal & Ayyasami, 2022).