15 Roar-some Facts About The Equijubus That Kids Will Love

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 10, 2023 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jan 10, 2023
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Equijubus facts are interesting for kids.
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The Equijubus is a genus of basal hadrosaurid dinosaurs. However, they could also be non-hadrosauroid iguanodonts. The name is derived from the Latin terms 'equus', meaning 'horse', and 'juba', meaning 'mane'.

Equijubus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Equijubus'?

The name Equijubus is pronounced as 'ee-kwee-joo-bus‬'.

What type of dinosaur was an Equijubus?

The dinosaur is the basal-most member of the Hadrosauroids, which helps paleontologists to study the Hadrosaur evolution in China.

In which geological period did the Equijubus roam the Earth?

The fossils of the Equijubus belong to the Albian age of the Early Cretaceous period.

When did the Equijubus become extinct?

The Equijubus went extinct during the Albian age of the Early Cretaceous, about 105.3 million years ago. 

Where did Equijubus live?

The Equijubus fossils were excavated from the Gonpoquan Basin of the Gansu province in northwest China. It can be assumed they lived in Asia.

What was the Equijubus' habitat?

The fossils of the Equijubus had fluvial and lacustrine sediments, which imply that they lived nearby rivers, streams, and lakes.

Who did the Equijubus live with?

It is not clear how the dinosaurs lived.

How long did an Equijubus live?

The Equijubus evolved around 127 million years ago and became extinct nearly 105.3 million years ago.

How did they reproduce?

Equijubus reproduced by laying eggs.

Equijubus Fun Facts

What did the Equijubus look like?

The Equijubus was exceptionally large and larger than the other euornithopod species. The palpebral bone of the dinosaur seems to be absent, implying that the upper rim of the eyes was missing in Equijubus.

Equijubus is a type of duck-billed dinosaur.

How many bones did an Equijubus have?

The Equijubus specimen is known from the partial remains of its articulate skull and jaws. They had a partial vertebral column comprising 16 dorsal vertebrae, nine neck vertebrae, and six sacral or hip vertebrae.

How did they communicate?

The Equijubus communicated with different types of vocalizations.

How big was the Equijubus?

The length of Equijubus is estimated to be around 23 ft (7 m). They are around three times larger than Leyesaurus.

How fast could an Equijubus move?

The speed of an Equijubus is not determined.

How much did an Equijubus weigh?

The Equijubus dinosaurs weighed approximately 5500 lb (2500 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species did not have separate names.

What would you call a baby Equijubus?

A baby Equijubus is called a nestling or a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

The Equijubus were herbivores and less aggressive than the predators and flesh eaters.

Did you know…

Equijubus is believed to be the earliest duck-billed dinosaur in the world, based on the dinosaur fossils of the Early Cretaceous age.

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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