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Edmontosaurus

© Andrey Atuchin

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Notes

You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

Information

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).

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Pronounced
ed-MON-toe-sore-us
Meaning of name
Edmonton lizard
Length
  13m
Height
  3.5m
Weight
3400kg
Teeth
horny beak and 1,000 grinding cheek teeth
Diet
herbivorous
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

Taxonomic details

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