“Okay so this next dinosaur, the Parasaurolophus, has a flair for the dramatic, especially where its head is concerned. It has a distinctive cranial crest, which is used for added resonance in its vocalizations and to regulate body temperature.”
– Isaac Clement
Parasaurolophus was a herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period which was somewhere approximately 76 to 73 million years ago. It was a member of the hadrosaurid family, which is also known as the “duck-billed dinosaurs” which is a bit obvious looking at it.
The Parasaurolophus was a quite hefty dinosaur, measuring up to 33 feet (10 meters) long and weighing up between 2.5 and 5 tons. It had a distinctive feature on its head: a long, curved crest that extended backwards and upwards from the top of its head. The crest was made of solid bone and was maybe used to create low-frequency sounds that could be heard over long distances. Scientists believe that the crest may have been used for communication, although its exact purpose is still unknown.
Another interesting characteristic of the Parasaurolophus was the long, narrow snout and a mouth filled with hundreds of small, interlocking teeth for grinding plant material. It walked on two legs and had a small, powerful tail that it used for balance. It is thought to have lived in herds and roamed the floodplains of what is now western North America.
The Parasaurolophus quickly became popular and kids favourite from the entry scene in the Jurassic World Dominion movie where Owen chased and lassoed a Parasaurolophus that was also recreated in the Dominion Collection Owen & Parasaurolophus toy set.
Jurassic World Figure 12″ Parasurolophus
DNA Scan Code.
Near crested lizard/reptile
4 meters (13 feet)
10 meters (33 feet)