Kritosaurus is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period. The name Kritosaurus is otherwise meant as "separated lizard". The species was first discovered by Barnum Brown in 1910. It is believed that those species have been lived in North America, about 73 million years ago. This omnivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia,Dinosauria,Ornithischia,Ornithopoda,Hadrosauroidea,Hadrosauridae,Saurolophinae.
Researches revealed the skeletal structure of this type of dinosaur was about 30 feet long, 23 feet tall. The species weighed approximately over 2.5 tons. It is predicted that the dinosaur was of an omnivorous kind i.e. both plant and meat eating species. The genus is recognized only on the found fossil remains of its skull and lower jaws.
The diagnostic characteristics of the species include a beak like structure where lower portion appears without tooth crenulations and there is a complete crest bone rising between and above the eyes. This unique crest made the scientists to name the creature under a new genus name “Kritosaurus".
|Name:||Kritosaurus Dinosaur (Seperated lizard)|
|Size:||9.1 meters long and 7 meters tall|
|Fossil representation:||Based upon a partial skull, many other sets of remains once attributed to the genus have since been removed.|