Name: Galleonosaurus ‭(‬Galleon lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gal-le-on-o-sor-us.
Named By: Matthew C.‭ ‬herne,‭ ‬Jay P.‭ ‬Nair,‭ ‬Alistair R.‭ ‬Evans‭ & ‬Alan M.‭ ‬Trait‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: G.‭ ‬dorisae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Australia,‭ ‬Victoria‭ ‬-‭ ‬Wonthaggi Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Complete left maxilla‭ (‬tooth bearing bone of the upper jaw‭)‬.‭ ‬Some teeth.

       Galleonosaurus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in Australia during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype for the genus is a hollow jaw bone,‭ ‬and at the time of writing no other fossil remains are known for this dinosaur.‭ ‬The name Galleoosaurus was chosen because when the fossil bone was held upside‭ ‬down its shape resembled the upturned hull of a galleon,‭ ‬a type of wooden sailing ship.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New small-bodied ornithopods‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Neornithischia‭) ‬from the Early Cretaceous Wonthaggi Formation‭ (‬Strzelecki Group‭) ‬of the Australian-Antarctic rift system,‭ ‬with revision of Qantassaurus intrepidus Rich and Vickers-Rich,‭ ‬1999.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬-‭ ‬Matthew C.‭ ‬herne,‭ ‬Jay P.‭ ‬Nair,‭ ‬Alistair R.‭ ‬Evans‭ & ‬Alan M.‭ ‬Trait‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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