Maiasaura

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Maiasaura:


Name Meaning:Good Mother Lizard
Period: Late Cretaceous
Family Group: Ornithopoda
Diet: Plants
Size: 32 feet
Fossil Found: USA 1979


Maiasaura


Maiasaura facts

This duck bill dinosaur is the official state fossil of Montana . it was also the first dinosaur nest with babies to be found in the USA. By studying the babies and adults , scientists found that it took only one year for Maiasaura to grow to 3 feet long-adults were 32 feet . Such a rapid growth rate tell us that this dinosaur used much more  energy that today's reptiles use. "Maiasaura" took good care of their young and are known as nurtures . Females nested in large groups
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