: Lambeosaurus lambeiEtymology
: Lambe's lizard
It is named after a person called "Lambe"Classification:
Ornithischia, ornithopoda, hadrosauria, lambeosaurinaeDiet
low-relief setting of rivers and floodplains that became more swampy and influenced by marine conditions over time as the Western Interior Seaway transgressed westward.Era:
unknown. One thing is clear that it had a scaly covering.Description:
Lambeosaurus (/ˌlæmbioʊˈsɔːrəs/ LAM-bee-o-SAWR-əs; meaning "Lambe's lizard") is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived about 75 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian) of North America. This bipedal/quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaur is known for its distinctive hollow cranial crest, which in the best-known species resembled a hatchet. Several possible species have been named, from Canada, the United States, and Mexico, but only the two Canadian species are currently recognized as valid.
Material relevant to the genus was first named by Lawrence Lambe in 1902. Over twenty years later, the modern name was coined in 1923 by William Parks, in honour of Lambe, based on better preserved specimens. The genus has a complicated taxonomic history, in part because small-bodied crested hadrosaurids now recognized as juveniles were once thought to belong to their own genera and species. Currently, the various skulls assigned to the type species L. lambei are interpreted as showing age differences and sexual dimorphism. Lambeosaurus was closely related to the better known Corythosaurus, which is found in slightly older rocks, as well as the less well-known genera Hypacrosaurus and Olorotitan. All had unusual crests, which are now generally assumed to have served social functions like noisemaking and recognition.In the Picture:
A male Lambeosaurus is getting into mating position with a female gryposaurus. Although of a completely different subfamily, they can mate, but they will not be able to produce hybrid offspring.Just Some youtube videos:
sorry but this poor boio has never made any sorta appearance in pop-culture.
Now there are a few things I'd like to say here;
- Please do not refer to this as dino-porn. Seriously, not even as a joke please please because I genuinely meant this as Paleoart. I decided to do mating hadrosaurs because you don't see much of them in paleoart. Usually, it's just theropods.
- This is actually something that happens in real life, yes, animals of two completely different genera mating happens. For example, seals sometimes mate with penguins, yes, literally. They also end up killing them sometimes. But anyways, what I wanted to depict here was inter-species sex.
- Guess what I based the colorations on. I don't even know why I'm asking you people to guess the Lambeo though, as everyone knows where the colors and patterns come from, it's obvious. As for the grypo, I'm sure none of you know, and likely will never be able to tell, but hint hint, it starts from D and ends with an S and has a long neck. A certain reconstruction of this taxa is where the coloration comes from.