Fun Anasazisaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Jan 19, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 18, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
Anasazisaurus facts talk about the natural history and formation dates of this valid species.
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Age: 3-18
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Anasazisaurus from New Mexico was named by Hunt and Lucas in 1993 after a field party collected the specimen in the '70s. The name is derived from the outdated native American word 'Anasazi' meaning 'Anasazi lizard'. To know more about natural history and science facts, keep reading.

Anasazisaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Anasazisaurus'?

The name Anasazisaurus is promuonced as 'An-ah-sah-ze-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was an Anasazisaurus?

The Anasazisaurus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Anasazisaurus roam the Earth?

The Anasazisaurus existed on Earth during the Upper Cretaceous.

When did the Anasazisaurus become extinct?

This dinosaur genus lived about 74 million years ago, and they became extinct after that.

Where did Anasazisaurus live?

The Anasazisaurus fossils were recovered from one of the lower members of the Kirkland Formation in New Mexico. The evidence proves that they lived around the San Juan basin of New Mexico.

What was the Anasazisaurus's habitat?

The Anasazisaurus prefers to live in terrestrial habitats in New Mexico.

Who did the Anasazisaurus live with?

This information couldn't be collected.

How long did an Anasazisaurus live?

The Anasazisaurus lived up to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous.

How did they reproduce?

It is not really possible to conclude additional information about reproduction from fossils in science and natural history.

Anasazisaurus Fun Facts

What did the Anasazisaurus look like?

The anatomy of this genus is not known properly since the preserved skull lacks the lower jaw, quadrate, and beak. It is known for its unique crest.

The Anasazisaurus fossils were recovered from one of the lower members

How many bones did an Anasazisaurus have?

Only a partial skull has been excavated from New Mexico.

How did they communicate?

They communicated by vocalizations like other dinosaurs.

How big was the Anasazisaurus?

Anasazisaurus was around 24.7 ft (7.5 m) in length, which is quite smaller than the T-Rex.

How fast could an Anasazisaurus move?

In science, the speed of an animal cannot be determined from fossils.

How much did an Anasazisaurus weigh?

The species weighed around 5511.6 (2500 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and the female specimens do not have a particular name.

What would you call a baby Anasazisaurus?

A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

They were herbivores and, therefore, less aggressive.

Did You Know…

Jack Horner described Anasazisaurus of New Mexico as one of the Kritosaurus at first.

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Anasazisaurus Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Unknown

what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivore

Average Litter Size?

Unknown

What Did They Look Like?

Unknown

How Much Did They Weigh?

5511.6 lb (2500 kg)

Skin Type

Scales

How Long Were They?

24.7 ft (7.5 m)

How Tall Were They?

Unknown

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Reptilia

Genus

Anasazisaurus

Family

Hadrosauridae

Scientific Name

Anasazisaurus horneri

What Were Their Main Threats?

Unknown

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Land

Where Did They Live?

New Mexico
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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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