- 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.