Latirhinus

Name: Latirhinus ‭(‬broad nose‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lat-e-rhy-nus.
Named By: Albert Prieto-Márquez‭ & ‬Prieto-Márquez Serrano Brañas‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Euhadrosauria,‭ ‬Saurolophinae.
Species: L.‭ ‬uitstlani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬5‭ ‬meters long for the holotype.
Known locations: Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cerro del Pueblo Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton.

       Latirhinus should not be confused with Altirhinus,‭ ‬as not only do they have similar sounding names‭ (‬only difference being the position of the‭ ’‬l‭’ ‬and‭ ’‬a‭’ ‬at the start‭)‬,‭ ‬both were hadrosaurs and both were named after the enlarged bony protuberances on their snouts.‭ ‬Latirhinus was a form of saurolophine hadrosaur,‭ ‬a type noted for not having a hollow bony head crest.‭ ‬However discoveries‭ ‬of Edmontosaurus indicate‭ ‬that a fleshy head crest might have been present,‭ ‬though such‭ ‬a feature is unknown for certain for Latirhinus.‭
       The holotype fossils of Latirhinus were recovered from Mexico which in the late cretaceous would have been the southern most portion of Laramidia,‭ ‬a landmass that stretched along the western portion of what is now North America.‭ ‬This landmass was mostly separated from the eastern portion of North America by the Western interior seaway.‭ ‬Here Latirhinus alongside other hadrosaurs such as Velafrons and Kritosaurus,‭ ‬as well as ceratopsians such as Coahuilaceratops.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Latirhinus uitstlani,‭ ‬a‭ '‬broad-nosed‭' ‬saurolophine hadrosaurid‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithopoda‭) ‬from the late Campanian‭ (‬Cretaceous‭) ‬of northern Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬Historical Biology‭ ‬24‭ (‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬607‭–‬619‭ ‬-‭ ‬Albert Prieto-Márquez‭ & ‬Prieto-Márquez Serrano Brañas‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.



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