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Protohadros

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Partial skull and postcranial remains of Protohadros have been found. This was a very early duck-billed dinosaur (hadrosaur).

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Pronounced
proh-toh-had-ros
Meaning of name
first hadrosaur
Length
  6m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(99 - 94 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Protohadros
Named by
Head (1998)
Type species
byrdi