Pronounced: ee-o -Lam-bee-uh
Diet: Herbivore (plant-eater)
Name Means: Dawn Lambeosaur
Time: Middle Cretaceous - 105 mya
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North
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.