OLOROTITAN

(oh-LOW-ro-ti-tan)

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

From the Late Cretaceous in what is now far East Russia, this is the most complete hadrosaur discovered outside of North America.

Name means:
Gigantic Swan

Known for its longer neck then most hadrosaurs

Diet
Herbivore
Time Period
Late Cretaceous Time Period

72 – 66 Million Years Ago

Size & Weight
Length:
26 feet / 8 meters
(same as a bus)

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

Discovered In
Assia
Amur Region
Far East Russia
Skull
Hatchet-shaped Crest

A flexible lower jaw allowed for side to side grinding by rear tooth batteries (groups of teeth)
Neck
Hatchet-shaped Crest

A long neck with 18 vertebrae compared with the up to 15 in other hadrosaurs
Limbs
Travelled in herds on four legs, could be briefly bi-pedal for bursts of speed or reaching for food

Sacrum
3 more vertebrae in the sacrum compared to other hadrosaurs
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Sauropsida
Superorder Dinosauria
Order Ornithischia
Suborder Ornithopoda
Family Hadrosauridae
Tribe Lambeosaurini
Genus OLOROTITAN

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