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Lurdusaurus (meaning “Heavy Lizard”) is a genus of iguanodont ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the Tenere Desert in Niger. It lived with dinosaurs such as Suchomimus, Ouranosaurus, Eocarcharia, and Kryptops. Thomas R. Holtz, jr has said that Lurdusaurus was aquatic or semi-aquatic, because of it’s hippopotamus-like build. The remains were discovered in 1965 […]

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Ouranosaurus (meaning “Brave Lizard”) is a genus of iguanodontid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of northern Africa, especially in the Echkar Formation in Niger. Two very complete specimens were unearthed in the Echkar Formation. The first complete fossil found in 1965 and the second in 1972. The type species, O. nigerensis, was described by Phillippe […]

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Pegomastax ( meaning ” Strong Jaw) was a heterodontosaurid found in the Lower Jurassic rocks in South Africa in the year of 1966-1967. It had fangs, which were probably used for defence. Even though it was found in the 1960’s, it was recognized as unusual by Paul Sereno in the 1980’s. He just recently described […]

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