Meaning - Lambeosaurus means “Lambe’s lizard,” named to honor the Canadian paleontologist Lawrence Lambe
Herbivore (plant-eater), perhaps eating pine needles, conifers, ginkgos, seeds, cycads, twigs, and magnolia leaves.
Length - 30-50 feet (9-15 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), Baja California (Mexico), and Alberta (Canada).
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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