Anatotitan

Anatotitan copei

  • Pronounced:  an - At - o - Tie - tin

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant eater)

  • Name Means:  "Duck Titan"

  • Length:  33 feet (10 m)

  • Height:  14 feet (4 m)

  • Weight:  2 tons (1,900 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 67 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Western United States

Anatotitan is a lesser-known member of the duck-billed dinosaur family that lived in last part of the age of dinosaurs. It was a typical member of this plant-eating family, with a large, broad duck-shaped bill that contained hundreds of teeth.

The type specimen was discovered in 1876 and named after famed collector Edward Drinker  Cope, who organized many dinosaur-hunting expeditions in the late 19th century. One other member of the genus is known - A. longiceps, and both are mounted in the American Museum of Natural History. Like other hadrosaurs, Anatotitan was most likely a herd-dwelling animal.



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