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BATYROSAURUS

Pronunciation: ba-teer-o-SOR-us
Meaning: Batyr (Kazakh knight) lizard
Authors: Godefroit et al. (2012)
Previous names: None known
First discovery: Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan
Roar factor: 3/10

Batyrosaurus rozhdestvenskyi

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(Rozhdestvensky's batyr lizard)Etymology
Batyrosaurus is derived from "batyrs" ("heroic Kazakhstan knights", soldiers of common origin whose social status was upgraded based on their military exploits) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard). Incidently, Batyr is also the name of an elephant, one-time resident of Kazakhstan's Karaganda Zoo, who astounded visitors with an apparent ability to "speak" twenty-odd human words and phrases... until zookeepers accidentally gave him a fatal overdose of sleeping pills in 1993! The species epithet, rozhdestvenskyi, is named in honor of Russian paleontologist Anatoly Konstantinovich Rozhdestvensky.
Discovery
The remains of Batyrosaurus were discovered in the Bostobinskaya Svita (Bostobe Formation), Akkurgan, Kzyl-Orda (Kyzylorda, or Qyzylorda) Oblast (region), central Kazakhstan, east of the Aral Sea, 135km north of the Dzhusala railway station. The holotype (AEHM 4/1) is a fragmentary skeleton including a partial skull and lower jaw, sixty teeth, a right humerus (upper arm bone), left radius (one of two forearm bones), and some finger bones.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Period: Late Cretaceous
Timespan: 84-71 million years ago
Age: Santonian-Campanian
Vital Stats:
Est. Max. Length: ?
Est. Max. Height: ?
Est. Max. Weight: ?
Diet: Herbivorous
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Ornithopoda
Iguanodontia
Hadrosauroidea
Batyrosaurus
rozhdestvenskyi
References
• Pascal Godefroit, François Escuillié, Yuri L. Bolotsky and Pascaline Lauters (2012) "A New Basal Hadrosauroid Dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Kazakhstan" in Godefroit "Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems". /uk.
                    
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