Nipponosaurus

Trawling through a few more of my photos from Tokyo turned up a few more things I never got round to covering. Among them is this little seen hadrosaur – Nipponosaurus. This is one of the few dinosaurs known from Japan (though the number is creeping up slowly with even a sauropod having been described recently) and as far as I’m aware is known from just the one specimen, an incomplete juvenile (though with a skull) which formed the basis of this rather nice mount.

4 Responses to “Nipponosaurus”


  1. 1 Lars Dietz 29/04/2012 at 1:23 pm

    “This is one of the few dinosaurs known from Japan”

    Well, it was found in the southern part of the island of Sakhalin, which was then Japanese but is now Russian.

    • 2 David Hone 29/04/2012 at 1:25 pm

      Ah that I didn’t know. Obviously Japanese territory has changed rather a lot over the years, but I didn’t realise this wasn’t from one of the principle islands.

  2. 3 Robert A. Sloan 29/04/2012 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for another interesting specimen with great photos!


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