Shantungosaurus

About Shantungosaurus

Shantungosaurus lived in Asia around 80 million years ago. This large hadrosaur, or duckbill, was possibly the largest of all the duck-billed dinosaurs to have roamed the Earth. It was discovered and named in 1973. Since that time, a total of five individuals have been discovered, giving scientists a pretty good idea of what this animal looked like. Like many other hadrosaurs, Shantungosaurus had a very long, tapering tail, which it would have used to balance itself as it ran, and also as a possible weapon. Tendons within the tail made it stout and inflexible. Like other duckbills, Shantungosaurus had no teeth in the front of its mouth, and several rows of self-sharpening teeth in the cheek region.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Shantungosaurus
How do I pronounce Shantungosaurus?
Shahn-dung-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Shantungosaurus mean?
Shandong Lizard (Location of Discovery)
How long was Shantungosaurus?
50.00 feet 15.00 meters
How heavy was Shantungosaurus?
10000.00 pounds 5000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Shantungosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Shantungosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Shantungosaurus live?
78,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Shantungosaurus live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Shantungosaurus live?
Asia, China
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Shantungosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Shantungosaurus Map

Shantungosaurus's size

0 kg
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