Lapampasaurus

Lapampasaurus cholinoi

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Genus information

Lapampasaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous in South America and is one of the few Hadrosaur-species that lived on the continent. It has been assumed that South America was an island during the Late Cretaceous, but the presence of Lapampasaurus and a few other Hadrosaurs is proof that there must have been a landbridge or very narrow waterway were they could cross. Lapampasaurus was a fairly small Hadrosaur and grew to approximately six meters in length.

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Hadrosauridae

South America

Upper Cretaceous

Species information

Lapampasaurus cholinoi is the only species in its genus and has been described from just a few bone fragments found in Argentina in 1991.

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Lapampasaurus cholinoi

Coria, Riga & Casadïo, 2012

South America

Upper Cretaceous

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6.0 m

2.5 m

1.500 kg

Reference:

Coria, R. A., Gonzalez Riga, B., & Casadio, S. (2012). A NEW HADROSAURID (DINOSAURIA, ORNITHOPODA) FROM ALLEN FORMATION, LA PAMPA PROVINCE, ARGENTINA. AMEGHINIANA, 49(4), 552-572.

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