Brachylophosaurus

Brachylophosaurus canadensis

  • Pronounced:  Bra-key-Lawf-o-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant eater)

  • Name Means: 

  • Length:  23 feet (7 m)

  • Height:  9 feet (2.8 m)

  • Weight:  1.5 tons (1,300 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 78 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America

Brachylophosaurus was one of the smaller duck-billed dinosaurs - if you think 23 feet long is small! It had a tall head and its nose was short and curved down to its beak. Like the other hadrosaurs, it also had hundreds of teeth. You might take having cheeks for granted, but the large cheeks that these dinosaurs had allowed them to chew their food without it falling out of their mouths. This was a big evolutionary step, especially when you have hundreds of teeth and spend much of your day chewing tough plant leaves.

Discovered and initially described by Charles Sternberg, Brachylophosaurus was a fairly typical hadrosaur. It had a very small crest on top of a tall head. The second species of this dinosaur, B. goodwini, may in fact represent gender differentiation rather than another species.



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