Hadrosaur dinosaur skeleton - ROM2007_9608_46


Hadrosaur dinosaur skeleton

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Alberta, Red Deer River, Little Sandhill Creek, 2.5 mi above Happy Jack Ferry, 1 mi S of River, 116 ft above River, West of the 4th Meridian
Date: Date Collected: 1918
length=530; width=55; height=296 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyHadrosauridae
    • GenusGryposaurus
    • SpecificEpithetincurvimanus
Type Status:
Object number: ROMVP00764
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Cretaceous, Hadrosaurs, Gryposaurus Mount
DescriptionGyposaurus was the first dinosaur acquired by the ROM. It was excavated by a ROM field party led by W.A Parks in 1918, and has been on display continuously since it was mounted in 1920. Look along its backbone to see the ossified (bony) tendons that helped keep the backbone stiff and horizontal. You will also find fragments of preserved skin impressions.
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