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Aquilarhinus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Campanian
Screenshot 2019-07-12 An unusual ‘shovel-billed’ dinosaur with trophic specializations from the early Campanian of Trans-Pe-...-(5).png
Mandibular elements
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Hadrosauridae
Genus: Aquilarhinus
Prieto-Márquez et al., 2019
Type species
Aquilarhinus palimentus
Prieto-Márquez et al., 2019

Aquilarhinus (meaning "eagle nose") is an extinct genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Aguja Formation in Texas. The type species, Aquilarhinus palimentus, was described in 2019.[1]

Discovery

The holotype, TMM 42452-1, is represented by a sphenoid fragment, both nasals, right maxilla, right jugal, right quadratojugal, partial left and right palatines, partial right dentary, partial first ceratobranchial, partial neural arch of atlas, fragments of two cervical centra, two cervical ribs, partial sacral rib, left carpal, nearly complete left manus, postacetabular process of right ilium, fragment of right ischium, partial astragali, pedal phalanx III-1, and four pedal unguals. Most parts of TMM 42452-1 were collected in 1983 by T. Lehman, N. LaFon and K. Davies. In 1999, J. Wagner and T. Lehman continued excavation of the site, collecting additional elements.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (2019) "An unusual ‘shovel-billed’ dinosaur with trophic specializations from the early Campanian of Trans-Pecos Texas, and the ancestral hadrosaurian crest". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology Online edition. DOI:10.1080/14772019.2019.1625078. 

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