- Name meaning:
- 'big lizard'
- Type of dinosaur:
- large ornithopod
Hadrosaurus was a large, two-legged herbivore from the hadrosaur group of dinosaurs. It would have cropped vegetation with its beak.
It was called Hadrosaurus, which means 'bulky lizard', because it was so large and so heavy. It was the first hadrosaur ever named.
Hadrosaurus may have been hunted by large tyrannosaurs but giant crocodiles would have also been a danger in Cretaceous North America.
- Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Neornithischia, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Hadrosauridae, Euhadrosauria, Hadrosaurinae
- Named by:
- Leidy (1858)
- Type species: