Kleskunsaurus

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Kleskunsaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Scleroglossa
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Genus: Kleskunsaurus
Nydam et al., 2010
Species
  • K. grandeprairiensis Nydam et al., 2010

Kleskunsaurus is an extinct genus of scincomorph lizard from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. It was first named by paleontologists Randall L. Nydam, Michael W. Caldwell, and Federico Fanti in 2010, and the type species is Kleskunsaurus grandeprairiensis. The genus is named after Kleskun Hill Park, located east of Grande Prairie in Peace River Country. Fossils have been found from the park in a bentonitic paleosol that is part of the Campanian Wapiti Formation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randall L. Nydam; Michael W. Caldwell; Federico Fanti (2010). "Borioteiioidean lizard skulls from Kleskun Hill (Wapiti Formation; upper Campanian), west-central Alberta, Canada". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (4): 1090–1099. doi:10.1080/02724634.2010.483539.