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BARSBOLDIA

a saurolophine hadrosaurid (duck billed) dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
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Pronunciation: bahrs-BOHL-dee-uh
Meaning: for Barsbold
Author/s: Maryanska and Osmólska (1981)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Ömnogövi, Mongolia
Chart Position: 233

Barsboldia sicinskii

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.
Etymology
Barsboldia is named for eminent Mongolian paleontologist Dr. Rinchen Barsbold and the species epithet, sicinskii, honors Mr. Wojciech Sicihski—technical assistant at the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.
Discovery
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.
The holotype (ZPAL MgD-1/110) is a partial skeleton
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Maastrichtian
Age range: 71-68 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 10 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 4 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• 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". /uk.
• 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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Atkinson, L. "BARSBOLDIA :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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