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Velafrons

Velafrons, meaning “sailed forehead,” is a genus of the hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mexico. It was discovered in Rincon Colorado, Coahuila, Mexico in the Cerro del Pueblo Formation of the late Campanian age dating to about 73.5 million years ago. It is known from a nearly complete skull and partial skeleton of a juvenile specimen. The type species is V. coahuilensis.

Velafrons was described as a corythosaurin similar to Corythosaurus and Hypacrosaurus. The skull was large in comparison to skulls from other genera at a similar growth stage, so the crest may have been small in adults or it may have followed a different growth pattern, or it may be that adult Velafrons were also larger than adults of other lambeosaurine genera.

Velafrons had a bony crest on their foreheads. As a hadrosaurid, they would have been herbivores.

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