Kazuhiko Sakurai
Publications 4
#1Yoshitsugu Kobayashi (Hokkaido University)H-Index: 15
#2Tomohiro NishimuraH-Index: 11
Last.Kazuhiko SakuraiH-Index: 1
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A nearly complete skeleton of a new hadrosaurid, Kamuysaurus japonicus gen. et sp. nov., was discovered from the outer shelf deposits of the Upper Cretaceous Hakobuchi Formation of the Yezo Group in Hobetsu area of Mukawa town in Hokkaido, Japan. Kamuysaurus belongs to the sub-clade of Hadrosaurinae, Edmontosaurini, and forms a monophyly with Laiyangosaurus and Kerberosaurus from the northern Far East. Kamuysaurus has a long anterior platform for the nasofrontal sutural surface, which may indica...
#1Takuya Konishi (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 10
#2Michael W. Caldwell (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 32
Last.Kyo Tanoue (Fukuoka University)H-Index: 6
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A specimen of a halisaurine mosasaur is reported from Japan for the first time, closing the pre-existing biogeographical gap between the Middle East and the eastern Pacific. Phosphorosaurus ponpetelegans sp. nov., from the lowermost Maastrichtian of Hokkaido, has been assigned to the genus Phosphorosaurus for sharing the following suite of major cranial characters with P. ortliebi, the type species from Belgium: apex of posterodorsal triangular plateau on frontal reaching level of interorbital c...