a saurolophine hadrosaurid (duck billed) dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
Maryanska and Osmólska (1981
Upon discovery the remains that would become Barsboldia were thought to belong to the colossal, common as muck Nemegt Formation duck-billed hadrosaurid known as Saurolophus angustirostris. Later study convinced Maryańska & Osmólska that it was distinct from Saurolophus, mainly because of the "spines" on its vertebrae that were longest over its hips and distinctly club-shaped at the base of its tail, and Barsboldia was announced as "the first Lambeosaurine known from the Nemegt" in 1981. A newer study published in 2011 suggests that Barsboldia is actually a saurolophine.
is named for eminent Mongolian paleontologist Dr. Rinchen Barsbold and the species epithet
, honors Mr. Wojciech Sicihski—technical assistant at the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.
The remains of Barsboldia
were discovered in the Nemegt Formation of Northern Sayr, Nemegt Basin, Ömnogövi (Southern Gobi), Mongolian
People's Republic (previously known as "outer Mongolia"), by a Kielan-Jaworowska and Barsbold-led Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition in 1970.
(ZPAL MgD-1/110) is a partial skeleton
: Late Cretaceous
: 71-68 mya
Est. max. length
: 10 meters
Est. max. hip height
Est. max. weight
: 4 tons
• Teresa Maryanska and Halszka Osmólska (1981) "First lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Nemegt Formation, Upper Cretaceous, Mongolia
• M.K. Brett-Surman (1989) "A revision of the Hadrosauridae (Reptilia:Ornithischia) and their evolution during the Campanian and Maastrichtian".
Ph.D. dissertation. Washington, D.C.: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of The George Washington University.
• D.B. Norman and H-D. Sues (2003) "Ornithopods from Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Siberia" in Benton, Shishkin, Unwin, and Kurochkin "The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia
• Glut, Donald F. (1997) "Barsboldia" in "Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia
• J.R.Horner, D.B. Weishampel and C.A. Forster (2004) Chapter 20: "Hadrosauridae" in Weishampel, Dodson and Osmolska (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition
• A. Prieto-Márquez (2012) "A Reapprisal of Barsboldia sicinskii
(Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia".
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