Gilmoreosaurs lived during the Cretaceous period. Its remains were discovered of this ornithischian in China.
Several expeditions were carried out by the American Museum of Natural History. Gilmoreosaurs' fossil remains were found by George Olsen. Specimens were found from two different quarries in Mongolia, a few kilometers northeast of Erenhot in China. The fossils were studied and were concluded to be a new species named Mandschurosaurus and G. mongoliensis by C. W. Gilmore. In 1979, Michael K. Brett-Surman named the genus Gilmoreosaurus to honor CW Gilmore.
Get to know more Gilmoreosaurus facts and details about these ornithopod dinosaurs, a herbivore belonging to the Cretaceous period, discovered in China!
Gilmoreosaurs is pronounced as 'Gil-more-oh-sore-us'.
The herbivorous dinosaur belonged to the clades Ornithischia, Ornithopoda and Dinosauria and is believed to be a hadrosaur.
The Gilmoreosaurus dinosaurs existed in the Cretaceous period and roamed in Asia.
It is not known when exactly this genus became Extinct after living on Earth in the Cretaceous period.
The Gilmoreosaurus lived in the Mongolian terrestrial habitats.
The genus Gilmoreosaurus is a terrestrial dinosaur that lived in the woodlands.
It is not known who Gilmoreosaurus lived with.
We presently do not have any evidence about how long this dinosaur lived.
These dinosaurs reproduced by laying eggs.
These were medium-sized dinosaurs that roamed their native habitats. They were similar to other hadrosaurid dinosaurs. It is not known how colorful they were. It is unknown if they were slimy, territorial, or had a tendency to bite.
It is not known how many bones these dinosaurs possessed.
It can be said that like other dinosaurs, they communicated vocally and visually.
The Gilmoreosaurus could be about 19.7 ft (6 m) long.
Unfortunately, the exact speed of Gilmoreosaurus is not evaluated yet.
These dinosaurs are said to weigh between 1.3-4 ton (1200-3600 kg).
There is no male and female name for dinosaurs in general.
There is no separate name for a baby Gilmoreosaurus. Generally, baby dinosaurs are called hatchlings, while young dinosaurs can be called juveniles.
Dinosaurs are believed to be aggressive by nature. These herbivorous dinosaurs may have also been a little fierce.
Charles Whitney Gilmore was an American paleontologist who studied North American and Mongolian dinosaurs. Gilmore named several dinosaur genera based on uniquely relevant features, including Alamosaurus and Bactrosaurus. The dinosaur genus Gilmoreosaurus found in China was named in his honor.
Dr. Brett-Surman described the Gilmoreosaurus reptile in 1979. The nomenclature 'Gilmore's lizard' is no longer being followed by scientists.
Evidence of tumors like metastatic cancer, osteoblastoma, and hemangiomas have been found on the specimens of the genus Gilmoreosaurus. Many other hadrosaurids had these tumors too.
Additional specimens found in Uzbekistan of G. atavus and the G. arkhangelskyi were described as distinct species. Since these are based on very fragmentary remains and fossils, their classification is dubious. Another species, G. kysylkumense, is said to belong to a related genus, Bactrosaurus, sometimes.
There's more information available in 'Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology' on evolution, vertebrate origins, and more. Several other papers regarding the growth and evolution of hadrosauroids have been published as well.
Michael K. Brett-Surman brought about a change in the taxonomy of this dinosaur when he named the genus Gilmoreosaurus.
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