Saurolophus

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Saurolophus known for?

Saurolophus is a genus of large hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous period of Asia and North America.
It is known for its spike-like crest on its skull, which was formed by the nasal bones and contained the nasal passages.
Some scientists have suggested that this crest may have been used for communication, such as producing loud sounds or displaying different colors.
Saurolophus was a herbivorous animal that could walk on two or four legs.
It had a toothless beak that was slightly curved upwards and hundreds of cheek teeth for grinding plant matter.
Saurolophus was first described in 1912 by Brown, who found a nearly complete skeleton in Alberta, Canada.
Another species of Saurolophus was discovered in Mongolia in 1952 by Rozhdestvensky, who named it S. angustirostris.
This species had a longer skull and a different pattern of scales on its skin than the North American species.
Saurolophus was one of the largest and most distinctive hadrosaurs, and a close relative of other crested hadrosaurs such as Prosaurolophus and Parasaurolophus.
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Where does the Saurolophus live?

Saurolophus was a large hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous period, about 70 to 66 million years ago.
Its fossils have been found in North America and Asia, and it is known from several well-preserved specimens.
The habitat of this duck-billed dinosaur species was found to be in grasslands, mountains, forests, or any other terrestrial habitat.
Saurolophus had two valid species: S.osborni from Canada and S.angustirostris from Mongolia.
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What does the Saurolophus look like?

Saurolophus was a large hadrosaurid dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous period of Asia and North America.

It had a distinctive spike-like crest on its head that pointed backwards and was made of nasal bones.

The crest may have been used for communication or display.

Saurolophus had a toothless beak that was slightly curved upwards and hundreds of cheek teeth for grinding plant matter.

It could walk on both two and four legs, depending on the speed and terrain.

Saurolophus was about nine to twelve meters long and weighed around three to four tons.
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