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019--OURANOSAURUS NIGERIENSIS

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OURANOSAURUS NIGERIENSIS
"Nigerian Brave Lizard"
Taquet, 1976
Length: 8.3m (27ft)
Weight: 2.2 tonnes (2.4 tons)
Location: Agadez, Niger
Era: Aptian age, lower Cretaceous (110 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Ornithopoda
Iguanodontia
Dryomorpha
Ankylopollexia
Styracosterna
Hadrosauriformes
Hadrosauroidea

Notes:
Ouranosaurus showcases an interesting mix of anatomical features, even outside of its raised neural spinal columns superficially similar to those seen in the theropod Spinosaurus: it has (albeit small) thumb spikes akin to Iguanodon yet has the distinctly flat bill of a Hadrosaurid, suggesting that it sits somewhere in the middle in evolutionary terms.
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The baharia formation iguanodont would be Ouranosaurus SP like WDHGK says.
Atlantis536's avatar
I remember seeing this before an Oviraptor and after an Ornithocheirus, timed to "Orpheus in the Underworld". No, I'm not talking about the letter O.
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So amazing! Specifically, nice line work.
Oh my freaking God your drawings are works of the angels *o*
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I really like the colour pattern
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I like the skin patterns and I think it was more closely related to Hadrosaurs too!
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