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phylum Chordata Parasaurolophus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in what is now North America during the Late Cretaceous Period, about 76.5–73 million years ago. It was a herbivore that walked both as a biped and a quadruped. The genus was first described in 1922 by William Parks from a skull and partial skeleton found in Alberta. This genus is known for its large, elaborate cranial crest, which at its largest forms a long curved tube projecting upwards and back from the skull.

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clade Diapsida
order Ornithischia
clade Ornithopoda
family Hadrosauridae
genus Parasaurolophus
species P. walkeri
P. tubicen
P. cyrtocristatus
Temporal range Late Cretaceous

Parasaurolophus Skeleton

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