Hadrosaur dinosaur skeleton - ROM2012_12568_1


Hadrosaur dinosaur skeleton

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Alberta, Red Deer River, Little Sandhill Creek, about 0.5 mi W of Crown, 10 mi below Steveville, 125 ft above River, In the middle branch of a large creek below Sand Creek, West of the 4th Meridian, 663.241 m ASL
Date: Date Collected: 1920
length=370; width=40; height=283 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyHadrosauridae
    • GenusParasaurolophus
    • SpecificEpithetwalkeri
Type Status:
Object number: ROMVP00768
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Cretaceous, Hadrosaurs, Parasaurolophus Mount
DescriptionUnquestionably the ROM’s most famous dinosaur, this skeleton is the worlds best preserved specimen of Parasaurolophus, a large-crested, duck-billed hadrosaur. Parasaurolophus is characterized by its spectacular tubular crest that extends over a metre beyond the top of its skull. The hollow crests may have been used as resonating chambers for calling to one another. Differences in the size and shape of crests probably aided the duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs, to recognize their own species.
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