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Parasaurolophus walkeri

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Description

Name: "near crested lizard"

Length: 9.5 -10.5 m

Height: up to 5 m

Weight: 3 tons

Diet: herbivore

Time: Cretaceous (76-73 MYA)

Location: North America

Parasaurolophus (meaning “near crested lizard” in reference to Saurolophus) is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America, about 76-73 million years ago. It was a herbivore that walked both as a biped and a quadruped. Three species are recognized: P. walkeri (the type species), P. tubicen, and the short-crested P. cyrtocristatus. Remains are known from Alberta (Canada), and New Mexico and Utah (USA). It was first described in 1922 by William Parks from a skull and partial skeleton in Alberta.
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