Discover The Young Dinosaur Parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus had a broad flat mouth that looked like a duck's beak. It was a very unusual looking dinosaur :) Let’s find out about this strange-looking Late Cretaceous dinosaur …
The word ‘parasaurolophus’ means ‘near-crested lizard’. Parasaurolophus’s most distinctive feature was a large crest that emerged from the back of its head. These bony crest on top of its head is believed to have grown as long as 6 feet long. Some scientists believe that air could be pushed through this crest and that enabled this dinosaur to make low frequency sounds. This means that it could use it like a wood wind instrument. In fact, the canals that exist inside of it look very muchy like a European Crumhorn.
Parasaurolophus lived between 76.5 to 74.5 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period. This dinosaur is estimated to have been about 40 feet long, 8 feet tall at the hips and weigh about 2 tons.
Parasaurolophus was a relatively large herbivore of the hadrosaurid fa