Latirhinus

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Latirhinus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 72.5 Ma
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Reconstructed skeleton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Hadrosauridae
Subfamily: Saurolophinae
Genus: Latirhinus
Prieto-Márquez and Brañas, 2012
Type species
Latirhinus uitstlani
Prieto-Márquez and Brañas, 2012
Reconstructed skull

Latirhinus (meaning "broad nose" from the Latin latus (broad) and Greek ῥίς, rhis (nose)) is an extinct genus of saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mexico. The type species, Latirhinus uitstlani, was named in 2012 on the basis of a partial skeleton from the Campanian-age Cerro del Pueblo Formation. The specific name uitstlani means "southern" in the Náhuatl language of Mexico, a reference to the species' southern occurrence in the Cretaceous landmass Laramidia. Latirhinus is characterised by its large, arched nasal bones above the snout and larger narial or nostril openings. It is most similar to the saurolophine Gryposaurus.[1]

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  1. ^ Prieto-Márquez, Albert; Serrano Brañas, Claudia Inés (2012). "Latirhinus uitstlani, a 'broad-nosed' saurolophine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the late Campanian (Cretaceous) of northern Mexico". Historical Biology. 24 (6): 607–619. doi:10.1080/08912963.2012.671311.