Name: Aquilarhinus ‭(‬eagle snout‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-kwil-a-wy-nus.
Named By: Albert Prieto-Márquez,‭ ‬Jonathan R.‭ ‬Wagner‭ & ‬Thomas Lehman‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ Hadrosauridae.
Species: A.‭ ‬palimentus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Aguja Formation.
Time period: Late‭ (‬Lower Campanian‭?) ‬Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Aquilarhinus named for the perceived appearance of the snout which in life is thought to resemble the hooked bend of an eagles beak,‭ ‬suggesting‭ ‬Aquilarhinus may have had a specialised feeding method.‭ ‬Study of the lower jaw has led to a postulated reconstruction of front of the jaws having a rounded shovel-like structure.‭ Hadrosaurs are known for having hard keratinous beaks,‭ ‬hence their nicknames of duck-billed dinosaurs,‭ ‬the shovel like appearance of the‭ ‘‬beak‭’ ‬of Aquilarhinus may suggest a different feeding method than most other known hadrosaurs,‭ ‬perhaps even a focus upon a specific type of plant.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬An unusual‭ ‘‬shovel-billed‭’ ‬dinosaur with trophic specializations from the early Campanian of Trans-Pecos Texas,‭ ‬and the ancestral hadrosaurian crest.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Albert Prieto-Márquez,‭ ‬Jonathan R.‭ ‬Wagner‭ & ‬Thomas Lehman‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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