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Jaxartosaurus Fact Sheet
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Jaxartosaurus means "Jaxartes Lizard," named for the Jaxartes river in Kazakhstan
Pronounced - jax-SAHR-toh-SAWR-us
Named By - Riabinin
When Named - 1934
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater)
SIZE: Length - Roughly 30 feet (9 m) long
Height - ?
Weight - ?
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 91-83 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found near the Jaxartes River in the Aral Mountains of Kazakhstan, Asia.
FOSSILS: Only the skull roof and braincase have been found.
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Ornithischia - beaked, bird-hipped dinosaurs that were plant-eaters
  • Infraorder Iguanodontia - plant-eaters having spiked thumbs
  • Superfamily Hadrosauroidea - duck-billed dinosaurs
  • Family Lambeosaurinae - hollow-crested duck-billed dinosaurs
  • Genus Jaxartosaurus
  • Species J. aralensis (type species named by Riabinin, 1934)
Jaxartosaurus was a duck-billed dinosaur that had massive, flat-topped cheek teeth. Very little is known about this genus of dinosaur.

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