Parasaurolophus

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Parasaurolophus

* Duck billed dinosaur.* There are three known different species. * Close relative of Charonosaurus.* Used their head crest for mating calls, to differentiate itself from other members of the herd & to regulate body temperature.* Their teeth grew throughout their lifetime.* Walked both as a biped and a quadruped.* Known for its large, elaborate cranial crest, which at its largest forms a long curved tube projecting upwards and back from the skull.* length: 9.5 m (31 ft)* Weight: 2.5 tonnes (2.8 short tons)* Skull is about 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) long.

Facts:

CLASSIFICATION:kingdom: Animaliaphylum: Chordataclass: Reptiliaorder: Ornithischiafamily: HadrosauridaeGenus:ParasaurolophusSpecies: Cyrtocristatus

-Fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada as well as Utah and New Mexico, USA.-It could walk on either two legs or all four.-The Parasaurolophus features a crest on its head that forms as a long, curved pipe pointing backwards from the skull.-Par asaurolophus were herbivores (plant eaters)-Parasaurolophus comes from a family of dinosaurs known as Hadrosauridae that are known for having strangely shaped skulls.

Citations

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasaurolophus#Description* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasaurolophus*http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs/parasaurolophus.html

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Parasaurolophus


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