Maiasaura

Maiasaura

Pronunciation:
my-ah-SORE-ah
Name meaning:
'good mother lizard'
Maiasaura
euornithopod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
euornithopod
Length:
9.0m
Weight:
2500kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 80-75 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Hadrosauridae, Euhadrosauria, Hadrosaurinae
Named by:
Horner and Makela (1979)
Type species:
peeblesorum

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