duck-billed dinosaur


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duck-billed dinosaur

 (dŭk′bĭld′)

duck-billed dinosaur

n
(Animals) another name for hadrosaur

had•ro•saur

(ˈhæd rəˌsɔr)

n.
any chiefly bipedal herbivorous dinosaur of the family Hadrosauridae, of the Cretaceous Period, having a broad toothless beak.
Also called duck-billed dinosaur.
[< New Latin Hadrosaurus (1858) genus name = Greek hadr(ós) thick, bulky + -o- -o- + saûros -saur]
had`ro•sau′ri•an, adj.

duck-billed dinosaur

(dŭk′bĭld′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duck-billed dinosaur - any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feetduck-billed dinosaur - any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic
ornithischian, ornithischian dinosaur - herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird
family Hadrosauridae, Hadrosauridae - duck-billed dinosaurs; upper Cretaceous
anatotitan - one of the largest and most famous duck-billed dinosaurs
corythosaur, corythosaurus - duck-billed dinosaur with nasal passages that expand into a crest like a hollow helmet
edmontosaurus - duck-billed dinosaur from Canada found as a fossilized mummy with skin
trachodon, trachodont - large duck-billed dinosaur of the Cretaceous period
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Based on Hormer's 1978 discovery of a dinosaur nesting area near Choteau that's become known as Egg Mountain, a duck-billed dinosaur (Maiasaura, "good mother lizard") is hwon gently feeding a nest of hungry youngstersf this display demonstrates Horner's theory that the duck-billed dinosaurs tended their young as birds do.