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Parasaurolophus: Dinosaur Quick Facts


Meaning – Parasaurolophus means “like crested lizard”
Named By – William A. Parks
When Named – 1922

What did the Parasaurolophus eat?

Herbivore

How big was the Parasaurolophus?

Length – 40 ft long
Height – 9 ft tall at the hips
Weight – about 2 tons

When did the Parasaurolophus live?

Late Cretaceous period, about 76-65 million years ago

Where did the Parasaurolophus live?

Fossils have been found in western North America, in AlbertaCanada, and in New Mexico and Utah in the USA.

Where have fossils from the Parasaurolophus been found?

Many skeletons and skulls have been found.

What is the classification of the Parasaurolophus?

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Archosauria
Order Ornithischia
Suborder Ornithopoda
Infraorder Iguanodontia
Superfamily Hadrosauroidea
Family Lambeosaurinae
Genus Parasaurolophus
Species P. walkeri

Interesting facts about the Parasaurolophus?

Parasaurolophus had an elongated, bony crest on its head with which it may have made low-frequency, fog-horn-like sounds. The crest was up to 6 feet long.