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Zephyrosaurus

Zephyrosaurus is otherwise referred as Westward wind lizard and this genus belongs to the family of euornithopod dinosaur. It is believed that the species had been lived in the scattered regions of current USA, over 145 million years ago in the late Cretaceous Period. This herbivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda.

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Only few skeletal specimens have been found and based on the partial skull and post cranial skeleton still further more individuals have now been identified and described. From the fossil skeleton it has been observed that the dinosaur was about 1.8 meters long and typically walked on two legs often characterized by three-toed feet and horny beaks.

Zephyrosaurus is a medium sized dinosaur that had distinctive characteristics such as steep face, larger knob on the cheekbone and a raised knob on the upper jaw. This herbivore type is often featured by beak teeth, which support the creature to dig out burrows to hide from the eyes of predators.

Zephyrosaurus facts:
Name: Zephyrosaurus (Westward wind lizard)
pronounced:

Zef-e-ir-sore-us

Known locationst:

USA, Montana, Carbon County- Cloverly Formation. Possibly elsewhere in the US.