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044--CHARONOSAURUS JIAYINENSIS by Green-Mamba 044--CHARONOSAURUS JIAYINENSIS by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
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CHARONOSAURUS JIAYINENSIS
"Jiayin Village Charon's Lizard"
Godefroit, Zan & Jin, 2000
Length: 13m (42.5ft)
Weight: 5 tonnes (5.5 tons)
Location: Heilongjiang, China
Era: Maastrichtian age, upper Cretaceous (65 million years ago)

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

Notes:
Charonosaurus being so closely related to Parasaurolophus but having lived at a later time and on a completely different continent helps detail an interesting dichotomy between the fauna of Maastrichtian Asia and North America--while lambeosaurine (crested) hadrosaurs had mostly disappeared from North America during this point, they continued to flourish in Asia all the way up until the end of the Cretaceous.

UPDATE FEB 26, 2013:
As it was discovered after I had more or less finished the project that Hadrosaurids could not pronate their hands, I have gone back and edited Charonosaurus to show this. I also edited the backline ridge to make it look more in line with how I illustrate them in my later Hadrosaurids. Go here ([link]) for the original.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Artist
This one is almost looks like Luis Rey's charonosaurus and it's pretty wonderful!:)
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS EPIC!!!!!!!!!!
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