Ornithopoda

Hypsilophodon

Hypsilophodon Was A Cretaceous Ornithopod Hypsilophodon, pronounced hip-sih-LO-fuh-don, was a prehistoric ornithopod dinosaur that lived in primarily in the Early Cretaceous period of what is today known as England.  This was a small bipedal dinosaur that for some time has been misunderstood; recent findings and analyses have changed the picture we now have of Hypsilophodon. Quick Facts Name Hypsilophodon Prehistoric […]

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Prosaurolophus

Prosaurolophus, the Duck-Billed Dinosaur Prosaurolophus (Greek—before Saurolophus), pronounced pro-SAWR-O-LO-FUS, was a terrestrial genus of hadrosaurid (known as the duck-billed dinosaurs due to similarity of their head to that of modern ducks) dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous Period.  It is most commonly characterized by its long, broad skull and a small crest present near the eyes, which rose up […]

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Saurolophus

Saurolophus was a Cretaceous Ornithopod One of the last dinosaurs to walk the Earth, Saurolophus became extinct around 65 million years ago in the late Cretaceous Era. The fossil remains of this two-ton plant eater have been found in North America and Asia, making it one of the few dinosaurs that lived on more than one continent. All of the […]

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Camptosaurus

Camptosaurus was a Jurassic Herbivore Camptosaurus was a small duck-billed dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic period from 156-145 million years ago. It roamed the forests on two legs, but had the option of prowling on four limbs for eating purposes. Camptosaurus has one of the most unique mouths of all dinosaurs, which uses both a beak and teeth for […]

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Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus was a Long-crested Duck-billed Dinosaur Parasaurolophus was an Ornithopod dinosaur that lived some 75 million years ago during the Cretaceous period in what is now North America. Parasaurolophus (pronounced pah-Ruhsaw-uh-lofe-Us) was a Hadrosaurid a group known for their bizarre head ornaments. In the case of Parasaurolophus, a large and elaborate cranial crest made it one of the most recognizable […]

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Maiasaura

Maiasaura was a Nurturing Duck-billed Herbivore Maiasaura, pronounced “mah-ee-ah-sawr-uh”, was a large, duck-billed herbivore of average intelligence from the hadrosaur family. It’s name comes from the Greek words meaning “good mother lizard”, which refers to the evidence in the fossils showing that Maiasaura parents were nurturing of their young. This duck billed dinosaur lived in what is now the state […]

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Lambeosaurus

Lambeosaurus was a Hollow-Crested Hadrosaur Lambeosaurus, pronounced “LAM-bee-uh-SOR-us”, was a bipedal and quadrupedal plant-eating dinosaur from the hadrosaurid family that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period in North America. It is the largest known duck-billed dinosaur, but its most distinguishing feature is a hollow crest on its cranium. The name “Lambeosaurus” means “Lambe’s lizard”. It was named in honor of […]

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Edmontosaurus

Edmontosaurus is a Cretaceous Hadrosaur  Edmontosaurus, pronounced “ed-MON-toh-Sawr-us” was a crestless hadrosaurid, or duck-billed, herbivorous dinosaur. It consists of two species, Edmontosaurus regalis and Edmontosaurus annectens. It lived over a wide area in western North America during the Cretaceous Period. The fossils of the first species, E. Regalis, were identified as living 73 million years ago, about 8 million years […]

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Iguanodon Image Courtesy of Flickr User HokutoSuisse

Iguanodon Is The Second Most Popular Dinosaur Ever Discovered Iguanodon is ranked so highly on the Paleontologist charts because it was the second dinosaur to ever be labeled. Named with a Greek term meaning “Iguana tooth,” Iguanodon fossils were at first mistaken for a species of a different category, nearly missing the chance to be named at all. They’re the […]

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