Jeyawati

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Jeyawati
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 93–91 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Superfamily: Hadrosauroidea
Genus: Jeyawati
McDonald, Wolfe & Kirkland, 2010
Type species
Jeyawati rugoculus
McDonald, Wolfe & Kirkland, 2010

Jeyawati is a genus of hadrosauroid dinosaur which lived during the Turonian stage of the Late Cretaceous. The type species, J. rugoculus, was described in 2010, based on fossils recovered in the U.S. state of New Mexico.[1]

The holotype, MSM P4166, was discovered in the Moreno Hill Formation. A cladistic analysis indicates that Jeyawati was more plesiomorphic (ancestral) than Shuangmiaosaurus, Telmatosaurus, and Bactrosaurus, but more derived (less like the common ancestor) than Eolambia, Probactrosaurus, and Protohadros.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDonald Andrew T.; Wolfe, Douglas G. and Kirkland, James I. (2010). "A new basal hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Turonian of New Mexico". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30(3): 799–812.