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. Aralensis is derived from the Aral Mountains, next to the Jaxartes River. In 1990, Jack Horner described a second, dubious species called J. fuyuensis. The length is estimated at 30 feet (9 metres), making this a very large hadrosaur. Other than this, not that much is known about this genus.
By Richie The Dino on December 24, 2014 in Dinosaurs from the Asian Continent, Dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period, Dubious Species, Extreme Dinos, Hadrosaurs, Herbivorous Dinosaurus, Lambeosaurini, Weird Dinos