Dinosaur - Parasaurolophus

Dinosaur  -  Parasaurolophus
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Reptile
Group
  Dinosaur
Species
  Parasaurolophus
Status
  Extinct
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Mon May 13 22:08:53 2013
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Parasaurolophus recreation at Dinosaurs Alive, Brookfield Zoo.
Image From
  Brookfield Zoo
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  • The word parasaurolophus means "near crested lizard".
  • The parasaurolophus lived during the late Cretaceous Period.
  • The parasaurolophus was a herbivore.
  • The parasaurolophus could walk on its 2 hind legs or on all 4 legs.
  • Scientists believe the head crest on the parasaurolophus was useful for other dinosaurs to recognize it, for making sounds, and for regulating its body temperature.
  • It is estimated that the parasaurolophus grew to be 31 feet long and weighed 2.8 tons.
  • The skull and crest bones of the parasaurolophus grew up to 6 feet, 7 inches long.
  • The parasaurolophus's crest was hollow.
  • Scientists believe that the parasaurolophus crest grew longer as it grew older.
  • The first parasaurolophus fossils were found in 1920 in Alberta, Canada.
  • The parasaurolophus lost and grew new teeth throughout its life.

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