Meaning: Corythosaurus means “helmet lizard”
Herbivore (plant-eater), perhaps eating pine needles, conifers, ginkgos, seeds, cycads, twigs, and magnolia leaves.
Length: 30-33 feet (9-10 m) long
|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, and Alberta, Canada.
Corythosaurus was named by Barnum Brown in 1914 from a fossil found in Alberta, Canada. Fossils have been found, including ten skulls, other assorted bones, and fossilized skin with a pebbly texture.
Corythosaurus had a hollow, bony crest on top of its long head in the shape of a helmet flattened on the sides. This duck-billed dinosaur walked and ran on two legs, and was a relatively fast dinosaur. It may have gone on all fours to forage for low-lying plants.