Nipponosaurus

Nipponosaurus

Pronunciation:
nip-on-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Japanese lizard'
Nipponosaurus
Type of dinosaur:
euornithopod
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 89-84 million years ago
Found in:
Russia

Our knowledge of Nipponosaurus is based on a partial skull and postcranial of a juvenile.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Hadrosauridae, Euhadrosauria, Lambeosaurinae
Named by:
Nagao (1936)
Type species:
sachalinensis
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