Name: Naashoibitosaurus ‭(‬Creek lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Naa-shoy-bit-o-sor-us.
Named By: A.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Hunt‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lucas‭ ‬-‭ ‬1993.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Iguanodontia,‭ ‬Hadrosauridae,‭ ‬Hadrosaurinae.
Species: N.‭ ‬ostromi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Preserved length of the holotype skull about‭ ‬63‭ ‬centimetres long.Reconstructed length of the skull roughly about‭ ‬83‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬New Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kirtland Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial skeletal remains.

       At times the skull of Naashoibitosaurus has been attributed to Kritosaurus,‭ ‬while the post cranial skeleton attributed to Edmontosaurus.‭ ‬This is because the skull has been challenged as representing a growth stage of Kritosaurus,‭ ‬though other studies have shown that it is different enough to be regarded as its own genus.‭ ‬Currently however,‭ ‬Naashoibitosaurus is only known from a small number of fossils,‭ ‬and further clarification about the genus is reliant upon future fossil discoveries and studies.
       With a reconstructed skull length of eighty-three centimetres,‭ ‬Naashoibitosaurus would be expected to be a moderately large hadrosaur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Cretaceous vertebrates of New Mexico.‭ ‬-‭ ‬New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin‭ ‬2:77-91.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Hunt‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lucas‭ ‬-‭ ‬1993.


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