Diet: Herbivore (plant-eater)
Name Means: "Parks Lizard"
Length: 6 ft.(2 meters)
Height: 3 ft.(1 meters)
Weight: 150 lb.(70 kg.)
Time: Late Cretaceous - 74
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America
Parksosaurus was a little plant-eater and the first member of
the family known as Hypsilophodon
s found in North America. These dinosaurs were small, quick
plant-eaters that probably lived in large family groups and
moved through forests hiding from predators. They had very
little in the way of defenses against a hungry meat-eater.
Parksosaurus was originally thought to be a Thescelosaurus
until close study of its skull revealed a number of differences.
An unusual feature found with the fossil remains was bundles of
ossified tendons similar to those of armored dinosaurs. It isn't
known what role these may have played for this small herbivore.