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General Information
Universe Real Life
Classification Gobihadros mongoliensis
Species Type Hadrosaur
Homeworld Earth
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Discovered 2019
Discoverer Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; Lays leathery eggs
Average Length Just under 10' (3 m)
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Herbivorous
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Organization Herds (presumed)
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Reptiles
Subclass Archosauria
Infraclass Avemetatarsalia
Superorder Dinosauria
Order Ornithischia
Suborder Ornithopoda
Infraorder Iguanodontia
Superfamily Hadrosauroidea
Family Hadrosauromorpha
Genus Gobihadros
Species mongoliensis
Other Information
Status Extinct
First Sighting 100.5 mya
Last Sighting 83.6 mya

Gobihadros (Gobihadros mongoliensis) was a species of relatively small basal hadrosaurs indigenous to Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous Period. It is a closely related cousin to the hadrosauridae, but is not one of them.


Gobihadros were similar to other hadrosaurs in that, via parallel evolution, they possessed a double-layered tomial edge of the premaxilla as well as the presence of as many as three teeth per tooth position in the lower jaw. However they differ from Bactrosaurus, Claosaurus, Eolambia, Probactrosaurus, and Tethyshadros in that they possessed an undulating upper profile of the ilium and a more sidewards-projecting supra-acetubular crest; they also differed from the likes of Plesiohadros, Tethyshadros, and the rest of the hadrosaurids in that they had a conical spike-like claw on the first finger.

Juveniles grew to a length of almost 10 feet (3 meters), though the exact length of an adult specimen are not currently known.

Background history[]

As of 2019, it is the most completely known basal Hadrosaur from the continent of Asia, where it affirmed a pattern of American hadrosauroid invasions during the Cretaceous as it differs significantly from later hadrosaurs in the area, indicating that American hadrosauroids drove Asian species to extinction.