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Parasaurolophus walkeri

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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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tpallier's avatar
Beautiful artwork - love the colours that you have used - looks great
Spike-McFinn's avatar
I have a original character modeled after a Parasaurolophus and it's a female. She's basically my answer to Ducky from The Land Before Time. But she's older, and is the youngest of the main heroes.
ChojinRyu750's avatar
I once heard some scientists say that they believed that the crest allowed it to make loud cries. Also very nicely done
CamusAltamirano's avatar
That was the hability of this animal, you're right
ChojinRyu750's avatar
ah, cool I love dinosaurs and when I was young I gulped down every fact I could about the beasts.
herofan135's avatar
Lovely! Imagine the sounds they could create with those crests!
ThePredatorMan's avatar
Very well done once more! the patterns on this are really something! :D
Hurricanrana's avatar
Just a nitpick, the species name should not be capitalized in the title.
Turok-SonOfStone's avatar
Love the color choices you used.
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