Tlatolophus

Name: Tlatolophus ‭(‬word crest‭)‬.
Phonetic: Tlat-o-lo-fus.
Named By: Angel AlejandroRamírez Velasco,‭ ‬Felisa J.Aguilar,‭ ‬René Hernández-Rivera,‭ ‬José Luis Gudińo Maussán,‭ ‬Marisol Lara Rodríguez‭ & ‬Jesús Alvarado-Ortega‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Lambeosaurinae,‭ ‬Parasaurolophini.
Species: T.‭ ‬galorum‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬8‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Mexico,‭ ‬Coahuila‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cerro del Pueblo Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull,‭ ‬jaws.‭ ‬Partial post cranial skeleton,‭ ‬including the tail that was still articulated.

       Tlatolophus is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived in Mexico during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Although a lot of‭ ‬the post cranial skeleton was unknown at the time of the genus description,‭ ‬what is known,‭ ‬including the skull,‭ ‬represents one‭ ‬of the best preserved lambeosaurine hadrosaurs discovered in Mexico.‭ ‬Like others of its kind,‭ ‬Tlatolophus would have been a plant eating dinosaur,‭ ‬mostly quadrupedal but still capable of bipedal locomotion.‭ ‬Tlatolophus had a large crest rising up from above and back from the top of its skull.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Tlatolophus galorum,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a parasaurolophini dinosaur from the upper Campanian of the Cerro del Pueblo Formation,‭ ‬Coahuila,‭ ‬northern Mexico.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬126.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Angel AlejandroRamírez Velasco,‭ ‬Felisa J.Aguilar,‭ ‬René Hernández-Rivera,‭ ‬José Luis Gudińo Maussán,‭ ‬Marisol Lara Rodríguez‭ & ‬Jesús Alvarado-Ortega‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.



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