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BLASISAURUS

a plant-eating lambeosaurine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Spain.
Pronunciation: blah-see-SOR-us
Meaning: Blasi lizard
Author/s: Cruzado-Caballero et al. (2010)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Huesca, Spain
Chart Position: 611

Blasisaurus canudoi

(Canudo's Blasi lizard)Etymology
Blasisaurus combines the "Blasi" of the Blasi 1 locality with the Greek "sauros" (lizard).
The species epithet, canudoi, honours paleontologist José Ignacio Canudo.
Discovery
The remains of Blasisaurus were discovered at the Blasi 1 site in the upper part of the Arén Formation, Huesca, south-central Pyrenees, Spain.
The holotype (MPZ99/667) is a disarticulated skull and lower jaw.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Maastrichtian
Age range: 67-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 8 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 2 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Penelope Cruzado-Caballero, Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola, and J. Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca (2010) "Blasisaurus canudoi gen. et sp. nov., a new lambeosaurine dinosaur (Hadrosauridae) from the Latest Cretaceous of Arén (Huesca, Spain)". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47, No.12: pp. 1507-1517
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Atkinson, L. "BLASISAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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