maiasaura

(redirected from Maiasaura peeblesorum)

mai·a·saur·a

 (mī′ə-sôr′ə)
n.
A herbivorous hadrosaurid dinosaur of the genus Maiasaura of the Cretaceous Period. Remains of fossilized nests and juveniles suggest that the adults cared for their young.

[New Latin Māiasaura, good mother lizard, genus name : Greek maia, good mother; see mā- in Indo-European roots + New Latin saura, feminine of saurus, lizard (from Greek sauros).]

maiasaura

(ˌmaɪəˈsɔːrə)
n
(Palaeontology) a species of large, herbivorous, duck-billed dinosaur

mai·a·sau·ra

(mī′ə-sôr′ə) or mai·a·saur (mī′ə-sôr′)
A duck-billed dinosaur of the late Cretaceous Period of North America. Its remains suggest that the adults lived in herds and cared for their young in large nesting sites.