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Adelolophus was a species of Lambeosaurine dinosaur that was alive during the Late Cretaceous period. Remains of these hadrosaurs have been found in the Wahweap Formation in the United States.

Fun Adelolophus Facts For Kids

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What did they eat?


Average litter size?


How much did they weigh?

6834 lb (3099.8 kg)

How long were they?

27 ft (8.2 m)

How tall were they?


What did they look like?

Large body with large, hollow crest, long tail, quadrupedal

Skin Type


What were their main threats?


Where were they found?

Terrestrial habitats


Wahweap Formation in Utah (USA)









Scientific Name

Adelolophus hutchisoni

How scary were they?


How loud were they?


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Adelolophus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Adelolophus'?

The phonetic pronunciation of 'Adelolophus' is 'Ah-del-o-lo-fus'.

What type of dinosaur was an Adelolophus?

Adelolophus was a species of lambeosaurine dinosaur and a basal ornithopod that belonged to the family of hadrosaurs.

In which geological period did the Adelolophus roam the Earth?

Adelolophus roamed the Earth during the Campanian age in the late Cretaceous period, mainly around 72-83.6 million years ago.

When did the Adelolophus become extinct?

It's not known when exactly Adelolophus became extinct.

Where did Adelolophus live?

The only single Adelolophus fossil found by paleontologists has been discovered from the Wahweap Formation, which is located around the Lake Powell region, Utah, United States. Interestingly, these fossils are also the oldest lambeosaur remains in North America.

What was the Adelolophus' habitat?

Scientists believe that they lived in a mixture of terrestrial and wet habitats.

Who did the Adelolophus live with?

It's not known whether Adelolophus lived in herds of their own or not. However, it's believed that they lived along with different kinds of turtles, fish, and other dinosaurs like tyrannosaurids and ceratopsids.

How long did an Adelolophus live?

Owing to the very few Adelolophus fossils found, it's not known how long they lived.

How did they reproduce?

Adelolophus were oviparous in nature, which means that they laid eggs. These eggs hatch and their young ones are born.

Adelolophus Fun Facts

What did the Adelolophus look like?

Adelolophus were large dinosaurs with a unique form. They had a large body with a long tail and a comparatively short head with a hollow, large head crest. They had long forelimbs and hindlimbs, which made them quadrupedal in nature.

Adelolophus lived in the Cretaceous period.



How many bones did an Adelolophus have?

The only Adelolophus fossil that has been found by paleontologists to date was a broken bone of a dinosaur's upper jaw or maxilla. Hence, it's not known how many bones these hadrosaurs had in total.

How did they communicate?

It's not known how Adelolophus communicated, but we can assume that they may have communicated with dinosaurs of their species and others through visual displays and by making sounds.

How big was the Adelolophus?

Adelolophus was about 27 ft (8.2 m) in length. They were slightly smaller than Lambeosaurus, who were about 29.5 ft (9 m) in length.

How fast could an Adelolophus move?

Adelolophus were not only large in size, but they were also quadrupedal in nature. These features basically indicate that they were not able to move at a fast pace.

How much did an Adelolophus weigh?

Adelolophus weighed around 6834 lb (3099.8 kg) on average.

What were the male and female names of the species?

Males and females of the species had no specific names.

What would you call a baby Adelolophus?

A baby Adelolophus was called a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

It's not known if Adelolophus were aggressive in nature or not. However, we can assume that when they felt threatened in any way, they had to resort to aggressiveness.

Did You Know…

The only remains of the Adelolophus found were of a broken maxilla, which was found in the Wahweap Formation, Lake Powell region, Utah. No new specimens have been discovered, and no new development has yet happened after the specimens of upper jaw bone were discovered in 1973. Upon numerous significant testing of the fragmentary nature of the bone, it was seen that in comparison to lambeosaurs, Adelolophus were more similar to parasaurolophus than lambeosaurines. The maxilla fragment had an unusual tall wall in the middle, which is a ridge situated at the upper edge and middle of the maxilla fragment.


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

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