|Named By:||Terry A. Gates, Scott D. Sampson, Carlos R. Delgado de Jesus, Lindsay E. Zanno, David Eberth, Rene HernandezinRivera, Martha C. Aguillon Martinez & James I Kirkland in 2007|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, 72 Ma|
|Location:||Mexico - Cerro del Pueblo Formation|
|Size:||Estimated around 7.6 meters long for the holotype, adults may have approached around 10 meters long when fully grown|
|Fossil(s):||Skull and partial skeleton of a juvenile|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ornithopoda | Hadrosauridae | Lambeosaurinae ||
Velafrons (meaning "sailed forehead") is a genus of lambeosaurine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mexico. It is known from a mostly complete skull and partial skeleton of a juvenile individual, with a bony crest on the forehead. Its fossils were found in the late Campanian-age Upper Cretaceous Cerro del Pueblo Formation (about 72 million years old), near Rincon Colorado, Coahuila, Mexico. The type specimen is CPC-59, and the type species is V. coahuilensis.