Hadrosaurus

genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur (fossil)

Hadrosaurus (Hadrosaurus foulkii) was a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous period. Is the only species in its genus and is the official state dinosaur of New Jersey.

Hadrosaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous,
~80–78 Ma
Hadrosaurus reconstruction.jpg
Reconstructed skeleton, Academy of Natural Sciences
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Hadrosauridae
Subfamily: Hadrosaurinae
Genus: Hadrosaurus
Leidy, 1858
Type species
Hadrosaurus foulkii
Leidy, 1858
Synonyms
  • Hadrosaurus cavatus (Cope, 1871)
  • Ornithotarsus immanis (Cope, 1869)

The name is dubious because no skull has been found to distinguish it from near relatives.