Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Crichton's lizard"
Named By: Z.inM. Dong in 2002
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian-Turonian
Location: China, Liaoning Province - Sunjiawan Foramtion
Size: Roughly about 3 to 3.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Holotype based upon a jaw and teeth, remains of further remains including a skull and several postcranial elements have now been added to the genus
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Thyreophora | Ankylosauridae | Ankylosaurinae |

Crichtonsaurus is a dubious genus of herbivorous ankylosaurid ankylosaur dinosaur. It was named for Michael Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park. It was an ankylosaurine, and it lived during the late Cretaceous Period of China.

Read more about Crichtonsaurus at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra