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Edmontosaurus Fact Sheet
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Edmontosaurus means "Edmonton Lizard" named for the Edmonton Rock Formation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pronounced - ed-MON-to-SAWR-us
Named By - Lawrence Lambe
When Named - 1917
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater) - Edmontosaurus probably ate low-lying plants like cycads, conifers, and ginkgos.
SIZE: Length - 42 ft (13 m) long
Height - 10 ft (3 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 3-3.5 tons
WHEN IT LIVED: Cretaceous period, about 73 to 65 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in western North America, including Montana, USA, and Alberta, Canada.
FOSSILS: Several fossils (including skulls) have been found. Two mummified Edmontosaurus fossils were found in Wyoming.
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Ornithischia - bird-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Ornithopoda
  • Infraorder Iguanodontia - plant-eaters having spiked thumbs
  • Superfamily Hadrosauroidea - duck-billed dinosaurs
  • Family Hadrosaurinae - non-crested (or small-crested) duck-billed dinosaurs
  • Genus Edmontosaurus
  • Species E. regalis (type species named by Lambe, 1917)
Edmontosaurus was a slow-moving dinosaur with few defenses, but may have had keen senses (eyesight, hearing, and smell) to help it avoid predators in its swampy habitat.

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