Jaxartosaurus ‭(‬Jaxartes lizard‭ ‬-‭ ‬after the Jaxartes River‭)‬

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Jaxartosaurus ‭(‬Jaxartes lizard‭ ‬-‭ ‬after the Jaxartes River‭)‬

Phonetic : Jax-art-o-sore-us.

Named By : Anatoly Nikolaenvich Riabinin‭ ‬-‭ ‬1938

Diet : Herbivore

Size : Estimated 9 meters long

Type of Dinosaur : Euornithopod

Type Species : J.‭ ‬aralensis‭ (‬type‭)‬

Found in : China.‭ ‬Kazakhstan

When it Lived : Late Cretaceous, 94-84 million years ago

Jaxartosaurus, which means “Jaxartes Lizard” after the Syr Darya’s early name, is a genus that contains hadrosaurid dinosaurs similar to Corythosaurus. It lived in the Late Cretaceous. Its fossils were discovered in Kazakhstan.


Jaxartosaurus skullI. Reid, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


Jaxartosaurus had large crests that it could have used to identify itself visually or to communicate with other members of the same species. This is in line with other lambeosaurines. They likely grazed on low-lying plants as herbivores.

Source: Wikipedia