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If there has been any movement on the status of
_Anasazisaurus_, an update would be greatly
Still extinct, I'm afraid.
From the D-Files...
This is a gryposaur from the Late Cretaceous of New Mexico, based on a skull
formerly referred to Kritosaurus. The three North American gryposaur genera
(Gryposaurus, Anasazisaurus, Naashoibitosaurus) can be distinguished from
each other by the conformation of the nasal arch, and certain other details
of the skull. In Gryposaurus and Naashoibitosaurus, the accentuated nasal
arch ends terminates in front of the orbits. In Anasazisaurus, the nasal
arch extends posterodorsally all the way to above the orbits (Hunt and
Lucas, 1993). In this genus, the back of this nasal crest folds under
itself, creating a small cleft between the crest and the skull roof.
Genus: Anasazisaurus Hunt and Lucas, 1993
Species: A. horneri Hunt and Lucas, 1993 (type)
BYU 12950 (holotype): Partial skull, missing anterior rotrum and
Horizon: Kirtland Formation; Late Cretaceous (Santonian-early Campanian).
Locality: Kimbeto Arroyo, northwest New Mexico, United States.
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