Parasaurolophus

About Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus was discovered in Alberta, Canada, in 1922 by William Parks. This dinosaur was a typical hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur, with a toothless bill, rows of cheek teeth, powerful rear legs, and a prominent head crest. Scientists believe that Parasaurolophus used this crest like a horn, allowing it to make very loud calls to distant companions. The fossils found in Alberta were fairly complete, and consisted of an almost complete skeleton.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Parasaurolophus
How do I pronounce Parasaurolophus?
Parah-sore-owe-loaf-uss
What does the name Parasaurolophus mean?
Ridged Lizard
How long was Parasaurolophus?
40.00 feet 12.00 meters
How heavy was Parasaurolophus?
6000.00 pounds 3000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Parasaurolophus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Parasaurolophus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Parasaurolophus live?
70,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Parasaurolophus live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Parasaurolophus live?
Alberta, North America
Parasaurolophus Picture Image

Parasaurolophus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Parasaurolophus Map

Parasaurolophus's size

0 kg
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