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Parasaurolophus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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Pronounced
pa-ra-saw-ROL-off-us
Meaning of name
like 'Saurolophus'
Length
  11m
Height
  5.2m
Weight
3500kg
Teeth
beak and toothed jaws
Diet
herbivorous
Food
pine needles, tree leaves
How it moved
on 2 or 4 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(76 - 74 million years ago)
Found in
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Hadrosauridae, Euhadrosauria, Lambeosaurinae, Parasaurolophus
Named by
Parks (1922)
Type species
walkeri