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Maiasaura

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Pronounced
my-ah-SORE-ah
Meaning of name
good mother lizard
Length
  9m
Height
  2.3m
Weight
2500kg
Teeth
horny beak and chewing teeth
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 2 or 4 legs
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, Maiasaura
Named by
Horner and Makela (1979)
Type species
peeblesorum