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We all know that Magnapaulia was the biggest lambeosaurine hadrosaur that ever lived, but did you know that Kritosaurus means "broken lizard" due to the original specimen being found with broken nasal bones? Did you also know that the name Charonosaurus highlights the fact that it was found near a river by paying homage to the role of Charon in ferrying souls to the underworld along the Styx River? Also note that the name Hypacrosaurus means "under the top lizard" because Barnum Brown considered Hypacrosaurus to be almost the size of T. rex.
DD1991 posted a topic in Fossil LiteratureA book on Mesozoic reptiles of Mexico will be out in 2014...... http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?cPath=1037_3130_3175&products_id=807153 While Mexico's biggest claim to fame in Mesozoic history is that it boasts the asteroid impact site at Chicxulub on the Yucatan Peninsula, what very few people know is that Mexico during the Mesozoic was once inhabited by marine reptiles and boasted the southernmost occurrences of North American ankylosaurs, ceratopsians, tyrannosaurs, hadrosaurs, and dromaeosaurs. While "Plesiosaurus"mexicanus and Amphekepubis were the first Mesozoic reptiles described from Mexico, the significance of Mexico in reconstructing the paleogeography of plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, and marine turtles was only recognized several years ago with the discovery of Cricosaurus vignaudi and C. saltillensis as well as unnamed geosaurines and pliosaurs. As for Mexico's dinosaur fauna, the discovery of Labocania, Magnapaulia, Coahuilaceratops, Velafrons, Huehuecanauhtlus, and Latirhinus has provided considerable insights into the southernmost limits of the North American distribution of the major dinosaur clades that roamed western North America in the Late Cretaceous. Mexico may be famous for its ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, but it holds the secrets as to how Jurassic ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs ended up in the Rocky Mountain Formation and it provides us with an idea of how far south the dinosaurs inhabited North America in the Late Cretaceous. "Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico" will be s must-read for anyone curious to see what life was like in Mexico in Mesozoic times.