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       Ouranosaurus ("brave monitor lizard") was a basal duck-billed dinosaur that lived in Africa.


Ouranosaurus is one of the dinosaurs that is famous for its sail. It lived in Africa, just as the other sailed dinosaurs, Dicraeosaurus (a sauropod) and Spinosaurus (a theropod) did. There is a possibility, though, that the sail of Ouranosaurus was a fat-storing hump instead, similar to the modern camels.

Ouranosaurus was initially thought to be an Iguanadont, but now scientists believe that it was a basal and specialized hadrosaur dinosaur instead. Still, though it wasn't a close relative of Iguanodon, Ouranosaurus also had a thumb spike on its front legs, but a smaller one. 

In Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside Their World

Ouranosaurus is one of the dinosaurs featured in this app.

Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs

Ouranosaurus appeared in concept art for Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs but was cut.

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