Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: par-ah-SAWR-OL-uh-fus
- Translation: Similar Crested Lizard, or beside Saurolophus
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Ornithopoda
- Infraorder: Iguanodontia
- Family: Hadrosauridae
- Height: 16 feet (4.9 meters)
- Weight: 6,000 - 8,000 pounds
- Length: 33 feet (10.1 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Notes: Parasaurolophus has been found in Utah, New Mexico,and Alberta, Canada.The remarkable crest of this duck-billed dinosaur was a hollow tube 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that extendedback over the animal's shoulders. The purpose of this crest mayhave been to improve the dinosaur's sense of smell, or it may have served as a resonance chamber to allow for trumpetlike sounds.