Name: Rhinorex ‭(‬nose king).
Phonetic: Ry-no-rex.
Named By: T.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Gates‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Scheetz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Saurolophinae,‭ ‬Kritosaurini.
Species: R.‭ ‬condrupus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Holotype skull about‭ ‬78‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Total body length‭ ‬roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬9‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Utah‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neslen Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeletal remains,‭ ‬mostly of a partial hip and vertebrae.

       Rhinorex is a genus of saurolophine hadrosaur that lived in the USA during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Rhinorex can be further identified as a‭ ‬kritosaurine due to the development of the bones on the snout which would have formed a bony display structure in life.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬Rhinorex is also noted as being very similar to Gryposaurus,‭ ‬which lived in a near identical location at the same time as Rhinorex,‭ ‬which has fuelled speculation that Rhinorex may actually be synonymous‭ ‬with‭ ‬Gryposaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new saurolophine hadrosaurid‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithopoda‭) ‬from the Campanian of Utah,‭ ‬North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Gates‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Scheetz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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