Gryposaurus

Gryposaurus notabilis

  • Pronounced:  grip-o-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore(plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Hook-Nosed Lizard"

  • Length:  33 feet (10 m)

  • Height:  33 feet (10 m)

  • Weight:  2 tons (1,800 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous-84 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America

Gryposaurus was a common duck-billed dinosaur that lived in what is now western Canada. It was a large plant-eater that would have traveled in herds while trying to avoid being eaten by some of the earliest tyrannosaur family members.

Since its discovery in 1912, there has been a great deal of naming controversy surrounding Gryposaurus. It seems very closely related to Kritosaurus  In fact, species now recognized as Gryposaurus were once considered a species of Kritosaurus  There seems to be a geographical boundary that separates these genera.



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