Aquilarhinus

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Aquilarhinus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Hadrosauridae
Genus: Aquilarhinus
Prieto-Márquez, Wagner and Lehman, 2019
Type species
Aquilarhinus palimentus
Prieto-Márquez, Wagner and Lehman, 2019

Aquilarhinus (meaning "eagle snout" after the unusual beak morphology) is a genus of hadrosaurid ornithopod dinosaur from the Aguja Formation from Texas in the United States. The type and only species is Aquilarhinus palimentus. Due to its unusual dentary, it has been inferred to have had shovel-like beak morphology, different from the beaks of other hadrosaurs. It was originally classified as a Kritosaurus sp. before being reclassified as a new genus in 2019.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Prieto-Márquez, Jonathan R. Wagner & Thomas Lehman (2019) An unusual ‘shovel-billed’ dinosaur with trophic specializations from the early Campanian of Trans-Pecos Texas, and the ancestral hadrosaurian crest, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, doi:10.1080/14772019.2019.1625078