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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  Infraorder Ornithopoda
  Parvorder Iguanodontia
  Superfamily Hadrosauroidea
  Family Hadrosauridae
  Subfamily Edmontosaurinae
  Genus Edmontosaurus
Edmontosaurus was a large herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in western North America during the late during the Cretaceous period, between about about 73 and 65 million years ago, It is believed to have been one of the dinosaurs that died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, 65 million years ago.

Edmontosaurus was typically about 30 feet (9 meters) long. Some animals however grew larger, and the largest may have been as long as 43 feet (13 meters). It probably weighed around 4 tons.


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Edmontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 73 to 65 million years ago

Edmontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 73 to 65 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Edmontosaurus:
  1. Edmontosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Edmontosaurus" means "Edmonton lizard" It was named (by Lawrence Lambe in 1917) after the Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as it was first found in this region in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation.

  3. Edmontosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Edmontosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Edmontosaurus was a Hadrosaur (usually known as "duck-billed dinosaur") - a member of a group of related herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs that were very successful in the Cretaceous period.

  5. Edmontosaurus lived between about 73 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Edmontosaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Edmontosaurus lived in western North America.

  8. Edmontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  9. Edmontosaurus was typically about 30 feet (9 meters) long, but some animals were as long as 43 feet (13 meters).

  10. Edmontosaurus weighed about 4 tons.

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