Jaxartosaurus

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NameJaxartosaurus
Diet
Weight3629 kilograms
Length9 meters
Height4.9 meters
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Jaxartosaurus was a genus of hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived in the Late Cretaceous. Its remains were found near the Jaxartes River in the Aral Mountains of Kazakhstan. The name means "Jaxartes lizard" in reference to the Jaxartes River in Kazakhstan.

Very little is known about this genus of dinosaur. It was a duck-billed dinosaur that had huge flat cheek teeth. It had a large helmet-like crest that was used for visual identification or to vocalize with members of the same herd. It was a bipedal dinosaur that could also move on four legs. It was a herbivorous dinosaur that ate vegetation close to the ground.

Jaxartosaurus was estimated to be 4.9 m tall and 9 m long.

What did the Jaxartosaurus eat?

Jaxartosaurus was an herbivorous dinosaur that ate vegetation close to the ground.

What does Jaxartosaurus mean?

The name means "Jaxartes lizard" in reference to the Jaxartes River in Kazakhstan.

Where was the Jaxartosaurus found?

The remains of the Jaxartosaurus were found near the Jaxartes River in the Aral Mountains in Kazakhstan.

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  • Riabinin, A. N (1937): The discovery of crested dinosaurs in the Upper Cretaceous Beds of South Kazakhstan. PRIRODA (USSR) 1937 no. 9; 91
  • Riabinin, A. N. (1938). Some results of the studies of the Upper Cretaceous dinosaurian fauna from the vicinity of the station Sary-Agach, South Kazakhstan. Problems of Paleontology 4:125-135.
  • Riabinin, A. N. (1939) The Upper Cretaceous vertebrate fauna from the Upper Cretaceous of south Kazakhstan. I. Reptilia. Pt 1. Ornithischia. Nauchno-issledoviia Geol. Inst. Trudy 118, 1-40.
  • Wu S. 1973. [A fossil of Jaxartosaurus is discovered in the Xinjiang]. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 11: 217-218. (In Chinese) ---. 1984. In: [The locations of ancient organisms in the northwest regions, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Edition III. Mesozoic, Cenozoic]. Geol. Res. Div. Xinjiang Oil Admin. Bureau, Cartogr. Grp. Xinjian Geol. Bureau. Geol. Publ., Beijing.
  • Weishampel, D. B. and John R. Horner, J. R. (1990) Hadrosauroidea in David B. Weishampel, et al. (eds.), "The Dinosauria". University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford; 534-561
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Fun Facts

  • The name Jaxartosaurus means "Jaxartes lizard" in reference to the Jaxartes River in Kazakhstan.
  • The remains of the Jaxartosaurus were found near the Jaxartes River in the Aral Mountains in Kazakhstan.
  • It was a plant-eating dinosaur.
  • It was a bipedal dinosaur but could also move on all fours.
  • It had a large, helmet-like crest that was used for visual identification or to vocalize with members of the same herd.

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