Pawpawsaurus

Name: Pawpawsaurus ‭(P‬aw paw lizard‭ ‬-‭ ‬after the Paw Paw Formation).
Phonetic: Paw-paw-sore-us.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬-N.‭ ‬lee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Nodosauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬campbelli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but comparison estimates suggest upto‭ ‬4.5‭ ‬meters long for the total body length.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Texas,‭ ‬Tarrant County‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paw Paw Formation.
Time period: ‭ ‬Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Not a lot can be said about Pawpawsaurus because so far it is only known by a skull.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬another nodosaur from the Paw Paw Formation is Texasetes‭ (‬which includes post cranial remains‭)‬,‭ ‬which has been suggested as being a synonym to Pawpawsaurus.‭ ‬If this is true,‭ ‬then the current Pawpawsaurus fossil material,‭ ‬will be attributed to Texasetes since that genus was named first.‭ ‬Till then,‭ ‬Pawpawsaurus has been considered to be related to Silvisaurus,‭ ‬Sauropelta and Cedarpelta.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new nodosaurid ankylosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Paw Paw Formation‭ (‬Late Albian‭) ‬of Texas.,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬-N.‭ ‬lee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.
-‭ ‬A nodosaurid ankylosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas.,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Coombs‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.



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