Name: Bonapartesaurus ‭(‬Bonapartes‭’ ‬lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bon-ah-parte-sor-us.
Named By: P.‭ ‬Cruzado-Caballero‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Powell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ Hadrosauroidea.
Species: B.‭ ‬rionegrensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at about‭ ‬7‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Allen Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton.

       Fossils of Bonapartesaurus were first assigned to the genus Willinakaqe.‭ ‬However a few years after naming Willinakaqe,‭ ‬Palaeontologists came to the conclusion that that genus was based upon the collection of several different kinds of hadrosaur.‭ ‬This included the Paratype material of Willinakaqe which became the genus Bonapartesaurus.
       Bonapartesaurus was a medium sized hadrosaur,‭ ‬sharing it’s habitat with a variety of titanosaurs,‭ ‬as well as predatory dinosaurs such as dromaeosaurs and abelisaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis,‭ ‬a new hadrosaurine dinosaur from South America:‭ ‬implications for phylogenetic and biogeographic relations with North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬37‭(‬2‭)‬:e1289381:1-16.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Cruzado-Caballero‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Powell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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