GRYPOSAURUS

(grip-OH-sore-us)

There’s no real story behind this one…it came with another order where I suggested we should get a few more hadrosaurs

A hadrosaur formally thought to be Kritosaurus, having a thin and arching nasal hump (sometimes referred to as a ‘roman nose’), it also had 1.5 inch high pyramidal scales on it’s back.

Name means:
Hook-Nose Lizard

A thin nasal hump gives the appearance of a ‘Roman Nose’ – nasal hump acted similar to head crest in other hadrosaurs

Diet
Herbivore
Time Period
Late Cretaceous Time Period

83-74 Million Years Ago

Size & Weight
Length:
27 feet / 8.2 meters
(same as a bus)

Weight:
5 Tons / 4500 kg
(More than a hippo)

Discovered In
North America
Western USA and Canada

Skull
A flexible lower jaw allowed for side to side grinding by rear tooth batteries (groups of teeth)
Limbs
Travelled in herds on four legs, could be briefly bi-pedal for bursts of speed

Armour
had several different types (shapes) of scalation along its neck, back, and tail
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Sauropsida
Superorder Dinosauria
Order Ornithischia
Suborder Ornithopoda
Family Hadrosauridae
Subfamily Saurolophinae
Tribe Kritosaurini
Genus GRYPOSAURUS

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