Kerberosaurus

Name: Kerberosaurus ‭(‬Kerberos lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ker-be-ro-sore-us.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Bolotsky‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Saurolophinae.
Species: K.‭ ‬manakini‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Russia,‭ ‬Amur Region‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tsagayan Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Because of‭ ‬a‭ ‬current lack of fossils for this genus,‭ ‬the only thing that can be said with any certainty is that Kerberosaurus was a saurolophine hadrosaurid,‭ ‬the group of hadrosaurs noted‭ ‬to have solid head crests like those of Saurolophus.‭ ‬The skull remains of Kerberosaurus were discovered in a bone bed of other Mesozoic animals including the lambeosaurine hadrosaurid Amurosaurus,‭ ‬though as a saurolophine hadrosaurid,‭ ‬Kerberosaurus would have been a distantly related but similar hadrosaur as Amurosaurus‭ (‬lambeosaurine hadrosaurids like Amurosaurus are so named because they have hollow head crests similar to that of the groups type genus Lambeosaurus‭)‬.

Further reading
- A new hadrosaurine dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Far Eastern Russia,‭ ‬Bolotsky,‭ ‬Y.L.‭; ‬and Godefroit,‭ ‬P‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.



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