Saurolophus


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Saurolophus

 

a genus of extinct reptiles of the family Hadrosauridae of the suborder Ornithopodes. The skull had a long crest formed by the nasal bones that hung over the occiput; its function is not clear. Saurolophus was the largest (up to 10 m tall) of the biped (according to means of locomotion) herbivorous reptiles; like other Hadrosauridae it was amphibious. Remains of Saurolophus (two species) are known from Upper Cretaceous deposits in North America and Central Asia.

REFERENCE

Rozhdestvenskii, A. K. “Utkonosyi dinozavr—zaurolof iz verkhnego mela Mongolii.” Vertebrata Palasiatica, 1957, vol. 1, no. 2.
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