Gasparinisaurus Skull Plaque

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Gasparinisaura Cincosalternis had a rounded head that was moderately elongated. The eye sockets were very large and placed in a high position. The rather long back of the head was pendant. The jugal had a front branch that was thin and wedged between the maxilla and the lacrimal.

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Gasparinisaurus Skull Plaque measures 3 5/8 inches. Gasparinisaurus Skull Plaque is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Gasparinisaura cincosaltensis is the scientific name. Our precise skull Plaque can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. Plaque measures 3 5/8 x 2.2 x 1.5 inches. Skull measures 1.3 x 4×1 x 1.5 inches.

Gasparinisaura Cincosaltensis was a genus of herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous. Ornithopod dinosaur of Rio Colorado Formation. North Patagonia, Argentina.

Gasparinisaura (meaning “Gasparini’s lizard”) is a genus of herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous. The first fossils of Gasparinisaura were in 1992 found in Argentina, near Cinco Saltos in Río Negro Province.

Gasparinisaura Cincosalternis was a small bipedal herbivore. In 2010 Gregory S. Paul estimated the length at 1.7 meters, the weight at thirteen kilogrammes.

Gasparinisaura Cincosalternis had a rounded head that was moderately elongated. The eye sockets were very large and placed in a high position. The rather long back of the head was pendant. The jugal had a front branch that was thin and wedged between the maxilla and the lacrimal; the back of the jugal was high and broad.

The Gasparinisaura Cincosaltensis quadratojugal had a long ascending process touching the squamosal, a basal trait. The jaw joints were low. There were about twelve, rather large, maxillary or dentary teeth in each upper or lower jaw. The forelimbs were lightly built. The ilium was short and low, the pubis thin.

The Gasparinisaura Cincosaltensis hindlimbs were relatively long and powerful, with a short thighbone and a long lower leg. The foot was long and the first metatarsal was reduced to a splint, a derived trait.

The Gasparinisaura Cincosaltensis tail featured low plate-like triangular chevrons that were expanded towards the back, which is unique in the Euornithopoda.

The gastroliths discovered formed clusters of up to hundred-forty rounded and polished stones in the abdomen with an average stone diameter of about eight millimeters. Representing about 0.3 percent of total body weight, they were voluminous enough to function as a gastric mill, a function sometimes denied for sauropod gastroliths because of their insufficient relative mass, being an order of magnitude lower.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.58 × 2.2 × 1.5 in
Gasparinisaurus Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: †Ornithischia
Clade: †Elasmaria
Genus: †Gasparinisaura
Species: †G. cincosaltensis
Binomial name: †Gasparinisaura cincosaltensis
Conservation Status: Extinct