Augustynolophus

Name: Augustynolophus ‭(‬Augustyn’s crest‭)‬.
Phonetic: Aw-gus-tin-o-lo-fus.
Named By: Albert Prieto-Márquez,‭ ‬Jonathan R.‭ ‬Wagner,‭ ‬Phil R.‭ ‬Bell‭ & ‬Luis M.‭ ‬Chiappe‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Synonyms: Saurolophus morrisi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Saurolophinae.
Species: A.‭ ‬morrisi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Reconstructed skull length roughly‭ ‬106‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬California‭ ‬-‭ ‬Moreno Formation.
Time period: Late Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary skull and postcranial fossils.

       First described as a species of Saurolophus in‭ ‬2013,‭ ‬the species was re-described as a distinct genus,‭ ‬Augustynolophus only a year later.‭ ‬Not much can be said about Augustynolophus,‭ ‬though we do know that it was among the last hadrosaurid genera to live,‭ ‬and may have been around to see the asteroid strike that marks the end of the Cretaceous.‭ ‬Also the skull of the holotype has a reconstructed length of just over one meter,‭ ‬meaning that Augustynolophus would have grown fairly large.
       Augustynolophus was named in honour of Gretchen Augustyn,‭ ‬and is in recognition of hers and her family support of the Dinosaur Institute of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles County.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of the Pacific coast of North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬58‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬255‭–‬268.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Prieto-Márquez‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wagner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.
-‭ ‬The late-surviving‭ ‘‬duck-billed‭’ ‬dinosaur Augustynolophus from the upper Maastrichtian of western North America and crest evolution in Saurolophini.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geological Magazine‭ ‬-‭ ‬Albert Prieto-Márquez,‭ ‬Jonathan R.‭ ‬Wagner,‭ ‬Phil R.‭ ‬Bell‭ & ‬Luis M.‭ ‬Chiappe‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.



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