Arenysaurus

Name: Arenysaurus ‭(‬Areny lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: A-re-ne-sore-us.
Named By: Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola,‭ ‬José Ignacio Canudo,‭ ‬Penélope Cruzado-Caballero,‭ ‬José Luis Barco,‭ ‬Nieves López-Martínez,‭ ‬Oriol Oms‭ & ‬José Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Lambeosaurinae.
Species: A.‭ ‬ardevoli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: ‭H‬erbivore.
Size: Estimated to be about‭ ‬5‭ ‬to‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Spain‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tremp Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and skeleton.

       Arenysaurus was a late Cretaceous hadrosaurid dinosaur,‭ ‬and of extra significance‭ ‬since‭ ‬it was a lambeosaurine.‭ ‬This means that Arenysaurus had a hollow crest on its head,‭ ‬and lived in a time when lambeosaurine hadrosaurs had been largely replaced by saurolophine hadrosaurs in other parts of the world like in North America.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The last hadrosaurid dinosaurs of Europe:‭ ‬A new lambeosaurine from the Uppermost Cretaceous of Aren‭ (‬Huesca,‭ ‬Spain‭)‬,‭ ‬Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola,‭ ‬José Ignacio Canudo,‭ ‬Penélope Cruzado-Caballero,‭ ‬José Luis Barco,‭ ‬Nieves López-Martínez,‭ ‬Oriol Oms‭ & ‬José Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.





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