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Lambeosaurus Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Lambeosaurus means "Lambe's lizard," named to honor the Canadian paleontologist Lawrence Lambe
Pronounced - LAM-be-o-SAWR-us
Named By - William Arthur Parks
When Named - 1923
|DIET:||Herbivore (plant-eater), perhaps eating pine needles, conifers, ginkgos, seeds, cycads, twigs, and magnolia leaves.|
|SIZE:||Length - 30-50 feet (9-15 m) long
Height - 7 feet (2.1 m) tall at the hips
Weight - about 5.6 tons
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 80 to 65 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in western North America, including Montana (USA), Baja California (Mexico), and Alberta (Canada).|
|FOSSILS:||Many fossils have been found in western North America. Lambeosaurus was the first duck-billed dinosaur found in North America. Fossilized skin and hand-prints have been found.|
|Lambeosaurus was a crested, duck-billed dinosaur. Its forward-leaning, hollow, bony crest was as big or bigger than the rest of its skull and may have been used to produce sounds, enhance its sense of smell, and/or add to its courtship display. Lambeosaurus' nostrils went up through the crest. Its snout was narrow and ended in a beak that was wide and blunt.
Lambeosaurus walked and ran on two legs, and was a relatively fast dinosaur. It probably went on all fours to forage for plants.
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