Name: Asprosaurus.
Phonetic: As-po-ro-sore-us.
Named By: J.-Y.‭ ‬Park,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Evans‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Huh‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Varanoidea,‭ ‬Monstersauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬bibongriensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Unknown.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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