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Fin-tastic Facts About The Lophorhothon For Kids

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Lophorhothon is a genus belonging to the hadrosaurid group of dinosaurs.

Researchers in the '40s recovered fragments of a skeleton of another dinosaur from Alabama. Even though the skull was fragmented, this specimen is considered one of the most well-preserved fossils in the region. However, since the '40s, another well-articulated specimen was discovered in 2021. The combined bone parts of the specimens provided a deeper understanding of the Lophorhothon. It was noted that these dinosaurs roamed in the then known Appalachia‭ region of eastern North America. The shape of the skull confirmed its taxonomic classification and gave insight into its size, behavior, habitat, and more.

It is time for more fin-tastic facts about this animal.

Lophorhothon Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Lophorhothon'?

The pronunciation of Lophorhothon goes like 'Lof-oh-roh-thon'.‬

What type of dinosaur was a Lophorhothon?

Lophorhothon is a type of duck-billed dinosaur or Hadrosaurinae.

In which geological period did the Lophorhothon roam the Earth?

This hadrosauroid dinosaur roamed the Earth during the Campanian stage of the Latest Cretaceous epoch.

When did the Lophorhothon become Extinct?

It is unknown when exactly this hadrosaurid species became Extinct around.

Where did Lophorhothon live?

The fossil of these Late Cretaceous dinosaurs was discovered from the Mooreville Chalk Formation, Alabama. They were endemic to United States.

What was the Lophorhothons' habitat?

This new genus of duck-billed dinosaurs lived in terrestrial regions.

Who did the Lophorhothon live with?

It is unclear who these hadrosaurian dinosaurs coexisted with.

How long did a Lophorhothon live?

Lophorhothon's lifespan has yet to be ascertained.

How did they reproduce?

These dinosaurs were oviparous.

The cranial morphology of the Lophorhothon atopus of Late Cretaceous reveals it to be a hadrosaur.

Lophorhothon Fun Facts

What did the Lophorhothon look like?

It was named by Langston (1960), and the recovered specimen of the Lophorhothon is suggested to be a juvenile. Based on the name provided, the skull fragments revealed these dinosaurs to have a crested nose. Not much is known about their neck being long.

How many bones did a Lophorhothon have?

The holotype of the Lophorhothon includes a fragmented skull, fore, hindlimbs and a few other parts.

How did they communicate?

The communication style of these dinosaurs is unknown.

How big was the Lophorhothon?

Based on the fossil vertebrates, the size of a Lophorhothon would have been around 14.8 ft (4.5 m).

How fast could a Lophorhothon move?

The speed by which these dinosaurs would have moved is yet to be ascertained. It is not known if they could swim or how deep they could go.

How much did a Lophorhothon weigh?

The weight of these Hadrosaurian dinosaurs is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female of these dinosaurs would be adults.

What would you call a baby Lophorhothon?

The Lophorhothon's baby would be classed as a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

The aggression level of these ornithopod dinosaurs is yet to be ascertained.

Did You Know…

Wann Langston named this new genus of hadrosaur in 1960.

'Lophorhothon' means 'crested nose' and 'atopus' means 'strange' in Greek).

They were herbivores and did not eat fish.

We've been unable to source an image of Lophorhothon and have used an image of Ornithischia instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Lophorhothon, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

We've been unable to source an image of Lophorhothon and have used an image of Ornithischia instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Lophorhothon, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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