Edmontosaurus

Edmontosaurus

Pronunciation:
ed-MON-toe-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Edmonton lizard'
Edmontosaurus
Dinosaur description:
3400kg, 13.0m-long
euornithopod
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Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country:
Canada
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 76-65 million years ago
Teeth:
horny beak and 1,000 grinding cheek teeth
How it moved:
on 2 or 4 legs
Food:
tough pine needles, cones and twigs

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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