Name: Kamuysaurus ‭(‬deity lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kah-mu-e-sore-us.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬Kobayashi,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Nishimura,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Takasaki,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Chiba,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Fiorillo,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Tanaka,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Chinzorig,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Sato‭ & ‬K.‭ ‬Sakurai‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Saurolophinae.
Species: K.‭ ‬japonicus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About eight meters long.
Known locations: Japan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hakobuchi Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and jaws as well as most of the post cranial skeleton.

       Kamuysaurus is a saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived in Japan during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Although some parts of the skull and skeleton are missing,‭ ‬the holotype specimen of Kamuysaurus is still one of the best preserved dinosaur skeletons discovered in Japan.‭ ‬It is possible that this level of preservation came about from the body of this Kamuysaurus being deposited in a marine sediment and away from large predators that may have destroyed the skeleton.‭ ‬It‭ ‬also suggests that this individual Kamuysaurus was washed out to sea,‭ ‬suggesting a coastal connection at some time in its life.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new hadrosaurine‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Hadrosauridae‭) ‬from the marine deposits of the Late Cretaceous Hakobuchi Formation,‭ ‬Yezo Group,‭ ‬Japan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports‭ ‬9:12389.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Kobayashi,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Nishimura,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Takasaki,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Chiba,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Fiorillo,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Tanaka,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Chinzorig,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Sato‭ & ‬K.‭ ‬Sakurai‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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