Protohadros

Protohadros

Pronunciation:
proh-toh-had-ros
Name meaning:
'first hadrosaur'
Protohadros
large ornithopod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large ornithopod
Length:
6.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 99-94 million years ago
Found in:
USA

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

Taxonomic details

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

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