Meaning - Edmontosaurus means “Edmonton Lizard” named for the Edmonton Rock Formation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Herbivore (plant-eater) - Edmontosaurus probably ate low-lying plants like cycads, conifers, and ginkgos.
Length - 42 ft (13 m) long
|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.
Several fossils (including skulls) have been found. Two mummified Edmontosaurus fossils were found in Wyoming.
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.