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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  Infraorder Ornithopoda
  Parvorder Iguanodontia
  Superfamily Hadrosauroidea
  Family Hadrosauridae
  Subfamily Lambeosaurinae
  Tribe Corythosaurini
  Genus Lambeosaurus
Lambeosaurus was a large herbivore (plant-eater) normally about 30 feet (9.1 meters) long, although a specimen has been found that was 54 feet (16.5 meters) long.

Lambeosaurus lived in North America during the Cretaceous period, about 83 to 65 million years ago, It was one of the dinosaurs that died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, 65 million years ago.

Lambeosaurus had two structures on its head: a hollow crest which pointed forward, and a solid bony spike which pointed backward.

Like Corythosaurus, Lambeosaurus was a duck-billed dinosaur, and was a good runner that probably lived in herds.


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Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago

Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago

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Lambeosaurus Facts

Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Lambeosaurus:
  1. Lambeosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Lambeosaurus" means "Lambe's lizard". The name was chosen in 1923 by William Parks, and is in honor of Lawrence Lambe who had previously studied the animal.

  3. Lambeosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Lambeosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Lambeosaurus was a Hadrosaur (usually known as "duck-billed dinosaur") - a member of a group of related herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs that were very successful in the Cretaceous period.

  5. Lambeosaurus lived between about 83 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Lambeosaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Lambeosaurus lived in North America.

  8. Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  9. Lambeosaurus was typically about 30 feet (9.1 meters) long, but animals as large as 54 feet (16.5 meters) long have been found.

  10. Lambeosaurus weighed about 5 tons.

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