Isla Nublar promotes a fun, semi-realism, Jurassic Park inspired experience! 557 likes. Three species are recognized: P. walkeri (the type species), P. tubicen, and the short-crested P. cyrtocristatus. Dromaeosaurs, from Microraptor to Utahraptor, are amongst the most iconic and fascinating families of dinosaurs. However, they suggested that it could have been used for thermoregulation, acoustic resonance, and/or visual recognition. Presumably, it was louder as well! Suitable from birth. 4. These incredible crested dinosaurs of the late cretaceous period were herding Hadrosaurs that depended upon herd life for defense from predators. Credit: #leksaker #dinosaurs #dinosaur #dinosaursofinstagram #toyphotography #papo #prehistoricpat #ata_dreadnoughts #dinotoys #dinosaurtoys #parasaurolophus #toydinosquad. google_ad_width = 728; The weight of 1,400 five pound bags of sugar. Read on and learn more cool information about the Parasaurolophus, including where it lived, how long it was, the function of its strange looking crest and much more. Parasaurolophus is a hadrosaurid (sometimes referred to as the duck-billed dinosaurs) from approximately 76.5–73 million years ago (late Cretaceous). /* sci facts 728 */ Age: Cretaceous. /* sci facts 160 */ Although big, Parasaurolophus lacked the defensive mechanisms of many other herbivores such as the bony armor of Ankylosaurus or the huge horns of Triceratops. North America. It was a herbivore that weighed around 2.7 tons and could walk on two legs or four. Parasaurolophus comes from a family of dinosaurs known as Hadrosauridae that are known for having strangely shaped skulls. This means that it could use it like a wood wind instrument. Parasaurolophus had a crest like swimmer's snorkel, with a curved hollow horn up to 1.8 m (6 ft) long with complex air passages, including breathing passages that ran from nostril up one side of crest and down the other side to the mouth. Estimates of Parasaurolophus weight fall at around 3.5 short tons or 7,000 pounds. 6. Parasaurolophus is classified as a Hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur). Like most dinosaurs, the skeleton of Parasaurolophus is incompletely known. The bony crest on top of its head is believed to have grown as long as 6 feet long. Weight: 2 tons2,000 kg. //-->. Scientists were unsure of its function until today. Its weight is estimated at 2.5 tonnes (2.7 tons). This large herbivore is most commonly recognized for the incredible cranial crest that are believed to have been used as sounding chambers and for sexual display. google_ad_client = "pub-4643150179421087"; //-->, Science Kids ©  |  Home  |  About  |  Topics  |  Experiments  |  Games  |  Facts  |  Quizzes  |  Projects  |  Lessons  |  Images  |  Videos  |  Privacy  |  Sitemap  |  Updated: Apr 11, 2020. For all intents and purposes, the Asian Charonosaurus was identical to Parasaurolophus, albeit slightly larger, measuring about 40 feet from head to tail and weighing upwards of six tons (compared to 30 feet long and four tons for its American cousin). google_ad_client = "pub-4643150179421087"; Enregistrée par Squelette-Fossile-Shop. The same weight as 100 red tailed boa snakes. The Parasaurolophus was an interesting dinosaur with a strangely shaped head that featured a curved crest. Number of Variants. It has appeared in several Disney productions. "As is the case with most dinosaurs, the skeleton of Parasaurolophus is incompletely known.