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Blasisaurus canudoi

Reptilia - Hadrosauridae

Taxonomy
Blasisaurus canudoi was named by Cruzado-Caballero et al. (2010) [Lambeosaurine hadrosaurid characterized by a jugal with an autapomorphy resulting from the combination of a hooklike dorsal posterior process and a relatively narrow and D-shaped infratemporal fenestra. Also, it has a jugal with the following unique combination of characters: (1) posterior edge of the anterior process well-projected ventrally in a straight line (as in Parasaurolophus); (2) concave posteroventral edge beneath the infratemporal fenestra (as in Sahaliyania and hadrosaurines), and (3) very short jugal: length/height ratio lower than 1.2 (only Olorotitan (Godefroit et al. 2003), Velafrons (Gates et al. 2007), and Tsintaosaurus (IVPP V830; Young 1958, fig. 41; cf. T. spinorhinus in Prieto-Ma´rquez 2008) have such a low ratio, in these genera due to the height of the postorbital process).]. Its type specimen is MPZ99/667 (jugal) and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Blasi 1, Arén, which is in a Maastrichtian deltaic sandstone in the Arén Formation of Spain. It is the type species of Blasisaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Blasisaurus canudoi Cruzado-Caballero et al. p. 1511 figs. 2-3
2013Blasisaurus canudoi Cruzado-Caballero et al.
2014Blasisaurus canudoi Dalla Vecchia p. 270
2014Blasisaurus canudoi Dalla Vecchia et al. p. 298
2015Blasisaurus canudoi Blanco et al. p. 447

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
RankNameAuthor
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Ornithopoda()
Iguanodontia()
Dryomorpha
Ankylopollexia
Styracosterna
Hadrosauriformes
Hadrosauroidea()
familyHadrosauridae
subfamilyLambeosaurinaeParks 1923
tribeParasaurolophiniGlut 1997
genusBlasisaurus
speciescanudoi

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: gregariouso
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:40:05
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:40:05
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Marsh 1875

Age range: Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 70.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Spain (Aragón) Euhadrosauria indet. (type locality: 45435)