Disambiguation Links – Parasaurolophus walkeri (S/F) / Parasaurolophus walkeri (C/N) / Parasaurolophus walkeri (JN) / Parasaurolophus walkeri (T/C)
Parasaurolophus walkeri means “Walker’s near crested lizard”. It was first found by William Parks in Alberta, Canada but other remains have been found in the USA. Parasaurolophus is the best known hadrosaur and despite not being as popular as, say, Tyrannosaurus rex, it is still fairly popular. It lived in the Late Cretaceous era 76.5-73 Million years ago.
Size estimates for Parasaurolophus puts it at 9.5 meters (31 ft) in length and 2.8 meters (9 ft) in height. It is estimated to weigh 2.5 tons. Parasaurolophus’ horn on its head is thought to be used as a form of communication. The horn was filled with passages that, when air was forced through them, could be used to create amplified sounds. Parasaurolophus was an herbivore. At least two Parasaurs lived on Isla Aventura.
Before the breakout on Isla Aventura, the tour raft made its way through the Parasaurolophus habitat which was known as “Hadrosaur Cove. While going through it, one of the Parasaurs got territorial and bumped the raft off it’s course into the Carnivores’ section of the park.
It is unknown what happened to the Parasaurs after the breakout, as they were not seen again.