Edmontosaurus

Edmontosaurus

Pronunciation:
ed-MON-toe-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Edmonton lizard'
Edmontosaurus
euornithopod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
euornithopod
Length:
13.0m
Weight:
3400kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
horny beak and 1,000 grinding cheek teeth
Food:
tough pine needles, cones and twigs
How it moved:
on 2 or 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-65 million years ago
Found in:
Canada

Hard conifer needles, twigs and seeeds have been found in Edmontosaurus stomachs. Mummified specimens have some preserved skin, so we know its texture (but not the colour).

Edmontosaurus milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Hadrosauridae, Euhadrosauria, Hadrosaurinae
Named by:
Lambe (1917)
Type species:
regalis
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