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Ichthyovenator

Ichthyovenator (meaning “Fish Hunter”) is a genus of spinosaurid from the Early Cretaceous of Laos. It was described in 2012 by Ronan Allain and three of his colleagues, and they named the type species I. laosensis after the country it was found in. It was placed in the clade Baryonycinae, along with Suchomimus and Baryonyx. […]

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Yingshanosaurus

Yingshanosaurus (meaning “Yingshan lizard”) is a genus of stegosaurid from the Late Jurassic of China. It was discovered in 1983 and then was briefly described in 1985 in a lecture that was later published in 1986 by Zhou Shiwu. Since it was not properly described, it was considered a nomen nudum until 1994, when it […]

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Fukuiraptor

Fukuiraptor (meaning “Fukui Thief”) is a genus of neovenatorid or tyrannosauroid from the Early Cretaceous of Japan. When first unearthed, it was thought to be a dromaeosaurid. The type species is F. kitadaniensis, described  by Azuma and Currie in 2000. Its holotype specimen was only about 14 feet(4.3 meters) long, showing it to be a […]

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Altirhinus

Altirhinus (meaning “High Nose”) is a genus of iguanodontid from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. The type species, A. kurzanovi, was described by David B. Norman in 1998. The specific name is called kurzanovi for Sergei Kurzanov, the Russian scientist that originally found the specimen in 1981. In the original description, Norman stated that Altirhinus […]

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Olorotitan

Olorotitan (meaning “Swan Giant”) is a genus of lambeosaurine hadrosaur from the Late Cretaceous of eastern Russia. The type species was described in 2003 by Pascal Godefroit,‭ ‬Yuri Bolotsky‭ & ‬Vladimir Alifanov‭. Godefroit, et al named the type species O. arharensi, for the Arhara County in Russia. The holotype specimen was almost 90% complete. In fact, […]

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Jaxartosaurus

Jaxartosaurus (meaning “Jaxartes River Lizard”) is a genus of lambeosaurine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan and China. The generic name is derived from the Jaxartes River in Kazakhstan. It had a large, rounded crest on it’s head, similar to Hypacrosaurus or Corythosaurus. Anatoly Nikolaaenvich Riabinin described the type species, J. aralensis, in 1937. […]

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Pachyrhinosaurus

Pachyrhinosaurus (meaning “Thick-Nosed Lizard”) is a genus of centrosaurine dinosaur to the tribe pachyrhinosaurini and clade pachyrostra from the Late Cretaceous of Canada and the US. The type species was described in 1950 as Pachyrhinosaurus canadensis, described by Charles Sternberg. In 2008, a second species, P. lakustai, was described by Currie, Langston, and Tanke. The […]

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Sinoceratops

Sinoceratops (meaning “Chinese Horned-Face”) is a genus of ceratopsian to the tribe of pachyrhinosaurini from the Late Cretaceous of China. It was described by Xu Xing, et al in 2010. It is the only chasmosaurine not from North America. It is also one of the largest, at 23 feet (7 metres) long. The city of […]

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Lanzhousaurus

Lanzhousaurus (meaning “Lanzhou Lizard”) is a genus of iguanodont dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the Gansu region in China. Only a partial skeleton has been discovered, and of the fossils recovered were teeth. The teeth were very large, and have been considered the largest teeth of any herbivorous creature. This helped to classify this […]

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Siamotyrannus

Siamotyrannus (meaning “Siamese Tyrant”) is a genus of metriacanthosauridae from the Early Cretaceous of Thailand. Siamese is the denonym for objects or people-or metriacanthosaurs- from Siam, the old kingdom in present-day Thailand. It was found in 1993 at the Phu Wiang 9 site by Somchai Traimwichanon.  Three years later, in 1996,  Eric Buffetaut and colleagues […]

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