Hypsilophodont dinosaur - ROM2007_9642_1


Hypsilophodont dinosaur

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Alberta, Red Deer River, E side of River, 100 feet above water, immediately S of Rd to Rumsey Ferry, about 0.5 mi from River
Date: Date Collected: 1922
length=200; width=20; height=100 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyHypsilophodontidae
    • GenusParksosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetwarreni
Type Status:
Object number: ROMVP00804
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, ROM Collecting, Collecting Cretaceous Dinosaurs, Parksosaurus
DescriptionParksosaurus belonged to a group of small to medium-sized, bipedal herbivorous dinosaurs called hypsilophodonts. They were part of a larger group called ornithopods, which included the hadrosaurs. This almost complete skull is the only known example of this type of dinosaur. Parksosaurus is named after palaeontologist William Arthur Parks, the first Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Palaeontology.
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