Corythosaurus

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Corythosaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Corythosaurus excavatus
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Hadrosauridae
Subfamily: Lambeosaurinae
Genus: Corythosaurus
Brown, 1914
Species
  • C. casuarius Brown, 1914 (type)
  • C. intermedius Parks, 1923
  • C. "excavatus" Gilmore, 1923
  • C. bicristatus Parks, 1935
  • C. brevicristatus Parks, 1935

Corythosaurus is a genus of ornithopod was a large are plant-eating, duck-billed dinosaur. It was about 30-33 feet (9-10 m) long, 6.6 feet (2 m) tall at the hips, and weighed 3-5 tons. It had a hollow, bony crest on top of its long head in the shape of a helmet flattened on the sides (Corythosaurus means "helmet lizard"). Males had larger crests than females and juveniles. It's crest was about 3 feet (1 m) tall.