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Parksosaurus Fact Sheet
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Parksosaurus means "William Parks' lizard" - William Arthur Parks (1868-1939) was a Canadian paleontologist.
Pronounced - PARK-so-SAWR-us
Named By - Charles M. Sternberg
When Named - 1937
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater)
SIZE: Length - 7 ft (2 m) long
Height - ?
Weight - 150 pounds (70 kg)
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 68-65 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada, and Montana, USA, North America.
FOSSILS: Incomplete fossils of this ornithopod have been found.
Parksosaurus was a small, plant-eating dinosaur that walked on two legs. It had a long tail, strong arms, a long neck, and short toes. The head was small with wide jaws and unique teeth (the teeth had low, rounded ridges).

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