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EOLAMBIA

a plant-eating hadrosauroid iguanodont dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of North America.
eolambia
Pronunciation: EE-o-LAM-bee-a
Meaning: Dawn lambeosaurine
Author/s: Kirkland (1998)
Synonyms: Eohadrosaurus caroljonesi
First Discovery: Utah, USA
Chart Position: 350

Eolambia caroljonesa

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(Carol Jones' dawn lambeosaurine)Etymology
Eolambia is derived from the Greek "eos" (dawn) and "Lambe" (for Lawrence M. Lambe who discovered Lambeosaurus, the anchor of Lambeosaurinae).
The species epithet, caroljonesa, honors Carol Jones, who discovered the fossil site.
Discovery
The first remains of Eolambia were discovered in the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Emery County, Utah, USA by Carole Jones and her husband Ramal Jones in 1992. The Quarry, located on the San Rafael Swell Anticline near Castle Dale, was also named in honor of Carole Jones ("Carol Quarry" ... Yes, the "e" is missing again!) and is where Animantarx became the first dinosaur to be discovered by ground scanning technology.
The holotype (CEUM 9758) is a partial adult skull and skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Albian
Age range: 102-99 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 6 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 1000 Kg
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Kirkland JI (1998) "A new hadrosaurid from the upper Cedar Mountain Formation (Albian-Cenomanian: Cretaceous) of eastern Utah - the oldest known hadrosaurid (lambeosaurine?)". Page 283-294 in Lucas, Kirkland and Estep (eds.) "Lower and Middle Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems". Bulletin 14. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
• Head JJ (2001) "A reanalysis of the phylogenetic position of Eolambia Caroljonesa". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(2):392-396.
• Paul GS (2010) "The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs". Page 294. Princeton University Press.
• McDonald AT, Gates TA, Zanno LE and Makovicky PJ (2017) "Anatomy, taphonomy, and phylogenetic implications of a new specimen of Eolambia caroljonesa (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA". PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176896.
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Atkinson, L. "EOLAMBIA :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 25th Nov 2017.
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