Probactrosaurus

About Probactrosaurus

The name of this dinosaur is somewhat misleading. Probactrosaurus means "before Bactrosaurus." Yet it is unlikely that this dinosaur was actually an ancestor of the later duck-billed Bactrosaurus. Probactrosaurus was a typical iguanodontid, meaning that it was similiar to the dinosaur Iguanodon. Probactrosaurus was named by Anatoly Rozhdeestvensky in 1966. Probactrosaurus' tail was tightly held up by tendons. The effect was that Probactrosaurus' tail stuck straight out. Probactrosaurus was an Ornithopod, or bird-footed dinosaur. Like other Ornithopods, Probactrosaurus' hind feet each had one digit, or toe, that faced the opposite direction of its other digits, allowing it to grasp objects.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Probactrosaurus
How do I pronounce Probactrosaurus?
Pro-Back-troe-sore-uss
What does the name Probactrosaurus mean?
Before Bactrosaurus
How long was Probactrosaurus?
17.00 feet 5.00 meters
How heavy was Probactrosaurus?
3000.00 pounds 1500.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Probactrosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Probactrosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Probactrosaurus live?
115,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Probactrosaurus live?
Middle To Late Cretaceous
Where did Probactrosaurus live?
Asia, China, Mongolia
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Probactrosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Probactrosaurus Map

Probactrosaurus's size

0 kg
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