Named By: J.-Y. Park, S. E. Evans & M. Huh - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Varanoidea, Monstersauria.
Species: A. bibongriensis (type).
Known locations: South Korea - Seonso Conglomerate Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary remains.
Asprosaurus is the first genus of Mesozoic aged lizard to be discovered on the Korean peninsula. At the time of its description Asprosaurus is only known from fragmentary fossils, but still researchers have speculated that it may be a prehistoric relative of the Gila Monster.
- The first lizard fossil (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Mesozoic of South Korea. - Cretaceous Research 55:292-302. - J.-Y. Park, S. E. Evans & M. Huh - 2015.