Parksosaurus Dinosaur Tooth #3

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Parksosaurus Dinosaur Fossils

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Description

  • Parksosaurus
  • Cretaceous Age
  • Hell Creek Formation
  • Garfield County, Montana
  • Specimen measures approx.   1/8″ long and will come in the 3.25″ x 4.25″ Riker Mount with Label as shown.
Parksosaurus (meaning “William Parks’s lizard”) is a genus of hypsilophodont ornithopod dinosaur from the early Maastrichtian-age Upper Cretaceous.  Parksosaurus, as a hypsilophodont, would have been a small, swift bipedal herbivore. It would have had a moderately long neck and small head with a horny beak, short but strong forelimbs, and long powerful hind limbs. Explicit estimates of the entire size of the animal are rare; in 2010 Gregory S. Paul estimated the length at 2.5 meters, the weight at forty-five kilograms.  Paul in 2010 suggested that the long toes were an adaptation for walking over mud or clay near rivers and that the strong arms were used for burrowing.