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048--KOREANOSAURUS BOSEONGENSIS

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KOREANOSAURUS BOSEONGENSIS
"Boseong County Lizard from Korea"
Huh et al., 2011
Length: 2.5m (8.2ft)
Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs.)
Location: South Jeolla Province, Korea
Era: Santonian age, upper Cretaceous (83 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Ornithopoda
"Zephyrosauridae"

Notes:
Koreanosaurus is one of a select few non-avian dinosaurs to have a humerus longer than its femur, and of these it is the only non-sauropod.
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acepredator's avatar
From my nation! Yes!
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Ornitholestes1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't there evidence of burrowing for Koreanosaurus, or is that speculation based on Oryctodromeus?
Mesozoic0906's avatar
I heard that there was a evidence this dinosaur died while making borrow
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Ornitholestes1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read :icongreen-mamba:'s comment below.
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it wasn't found in a fossilized burrow like oryctodromeus was, but the original paper did find that koreanosaurus and oryctodromeus (along with a couple others) did clade together (but didn't name the clade), and koreanosaurus does seem to have adaptations for burrowing even beyond oryctodromeus--it seems to be quadrapedal, with very powerful arms, and legs that seem to splay out slightly kind of like a lizard (which i didn't capture correctly like at all), all of which seem to point to adaptations to burrowing based on its relation to oryctodromeus.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Fascinating!
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it's a neat little animal that got kinda shortchanged in the press i feel.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
:nod:
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HellraptorStudiosHobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, i thought first it was some kind of scutellosaur like dinosaur when i saw the thumbnail.
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