Eolambia

Eolambia caroljonesa

  • Pronounced:  ee-o -Lam-bee-uh

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  Dawn Lambeosaur

  • Length:  unknown

  • Height:  unknown

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 105 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America

Eolambia is the oldest known member of the family of duck-billed dinosaurs that we call lambeosaurs, and many believe it is also the earliest duck-billed dinosaur, which are also called hadrosaurs. Named in 1997 by Dr. James Kirkland, a Jurassic Park Institute scientist, it is a fairly recent discovery. Finding these type of early dinosaurs provide scientists with many clues about the evolution of dinosaurs. Since the duck-bills were the most abundant plant eaters of the late Cretaceous, learning more about their ancestry and how they evolved is an important part of understanding the prehistoric world.



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