Meaning – Parasaurolophus means “like crested lizard”
Named By – William A. Parks
When Named – 1922
What did the Parasaurolophus eat?
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?
Where have fossils from the Parasaurolophus been found?
Many skeletons and skulls have been found.
What is the classification of the 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.