Name: Elrhazosaurus ‭(‬Elhraz lizard,‭ ‬after the Elhraz Formation where the holotype remians were recovered from‭)‬.
Phonetic: El-raz-oh-sor-us.
Named By: P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Galton‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Synonyms: Valdosaurus nigeriensis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosuria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Iguanodontia,‭ ‬Dryosauroidea,‭ ‬Dryosauridae.
Species: E.‭ ‬nigeriensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Femur‭ ‬13.1‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Niger‭ ‬-‭ ‬Elrhaz Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Femur‭ (‬upper leg/thigh bone‭)‬.‭ ‬Humerus‭ (‬upper arm bone‭) ‬has also been assigned to the genus.

       Originally described as a species of Valdosaurus,‭ ‬Elrhazosaurus is a genus of small dryosaurid ornithopod that lived in Africa during the early Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Valdosaurus,‭ ‬a hypsilophodontid dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Europe and Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Géobios‭ ‬15‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬147‭–‬159.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Galton‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Taquet‭ ‬-‭ ‬1982.
-‭ ‬Notes on Neocomian‭ (‬Lower Cretaceous‭) ‬ornithopod dinosaurs from England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hypsilophodon,‭ ‬Valdosaurus,‭ "‬Camptosaurus‭"‬,‭ "‬Iguanodon‭" ‬-‭ ‬and referred specimens from Romania and elsewhere.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revue de Paléobiologie,‭ ‬Genève‭ ‬28‭(‬1‭)‬:211-273.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Galton‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


Random favourites