Koreanosaurus

Name: Koreanosaurus ‭(‬Korean lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ko-ree-an-o-sore-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Huh,‭ ‬D.-G.‭ ‬Lee,‭ ‬J.-K.‭ ‬Kim,‭ ‬J.-D.‭ ‬Lim‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: K.‭ ‬boseongensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about 1.8-2 meters long.
Known locations: South Korea‭ ‬-‭ ‬Seonso Conglomerate Formation.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.

       Before this genus was named,‭ ‬Koreanosaurus was the informal name given to a theropod dinosaur,‭ ‬though because no formal description for these theropod fossils was published,‭ ‬the name Koreanosaurus was still available.‭ ‬Henceforth,‭ ‬Koreanosaurus is now a valid genus of ornithopod dinosaur.‭ ‬Koreanosaurus is a possible relative of the genera Orodromeus,‭ ‬Oryctodromeus and Zephyrosaurus,‭ ‬and like these would have been a fairly small herbivorous dinosaur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of South Korea.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen‭ ‬259:1-24.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Huh,‭ ‬D.-G.‭ ‬Lee,‭ ‬J.-K.‭ ‬Kim,‭ ‬J.-D.‭ ‬Lim‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.



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