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Lambeosaurus was a large herbivore (plant-eater) normally about 30 feet
(9.1 meters) long,
although a specimen has
been found that was 54 feet (16.5 meters) long.
Lambeosaurus lived in North America
during the Cretaceous period,
about 83 to 65 million years ago, It was one of
the dinosaurs that died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary
65 million years ago.
Lambeosaurus had two structures on its head: a hollow crest which pointed
forward, and a solid bony spike which pointed backward.
Lambeosaurus was a duck-billed dinosaur, and was a good runner
that probably lived in herds.
Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Lambeosaurus:
- Lambeosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.
- "Lambeosaurus" means "Lambe's lizard". The name was chosen in 1923 by William Parks, and is in honor of Lawrence Lambe who had previously studied the animal.
- Lambeosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Lambeosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
- Lambeosaurus 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.
- Lambeosaurus lived between about 83 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
- Lambeosaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.
- Lambeosaurus lived in North America.
- Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).
- Lambeosaurus was typically about 30 feet (9.1 meters) long, but animals as large as 54 feet (16.5 meters) long have been found.
- Lambeosaurus weighed about 5 tons.
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