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Nipponosaurus

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

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Pronounced
nip-on-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Japanese lizard
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(89 - 84 million years ago)
Found in
Russia

Taxonomic details

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