Hadrosaur - ROM2007_9608_46



Geography: Canada, Alberta: Dinosaur Provincial Park
Date: Collected and acquired in 1918
length=530; width=55; height=296 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyHadrosauridae
    • GenusGryposaurus
    • SpecificEpithetincurvimanus
Object number: 764
On view
DescriptionGyposaurus was the first dinosaur acquired by the ROM. It was excavated by a ROM field party led by W.A Parks in 1918, and has been on display continuously since it was mounted in 1920. Look along its backbone to see the ossified (bony) tendons that helped keep the backbone stiff and horizontal. You will also find fragments of preserved skin impressions.
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