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Lambeosaurus was a 15 meter crested hadrosaur from the Cretaceous period, featured in the Zoo Tycoon expansion, Dinosaur Digs. The skin is yellow, with purple lines running down the side. Its exhibit is identical to that of Camptosaurus, however it is risky to keep them in the same exhibit because adult Camptosaurs will kill baby Lambeosaurs. Lambeosaurus' noise is a bird-like screech. The Lambeosaurus can jump over low walls, and is strong enough to break through any non-dinosaur fences.


The Lambeosaurus' Terrain is as follows:


Coniferous Forest 85%
Grass 10%
Fresh Water 5%




Description

Lambeosaurus ("Lambe's lizard") is a bipedal herbivore of the late Cretaceous period, found in North America. At about 15 m (50 ft), it may have been the longest Ornithischian.

Lambeosaurus was discovered by Dr. William Parks in 1923 in Alberta, Canada. The dinosaur was named after Lawrence Lambe, an early Canadian fossil hunter. Specimens have since been discovered in Alberta, Baja California and Montana.

Like other hadrosaurs such as Parasaurolophus and Corythosaurus, Lambeosaurus had a distinctive crest on the top of its head; a large square crest pointing forward and a small spine pointing backwards. Its nasal cavity ran back through this crest making it mostly hollow. It is believed that that this could have enhanced the animals sense of smell, or have created a loud bleating noise. Different crests on the animal initially led scientists to believe that it distinguished separate species, but it is now thought that the crest is attributable to age and sex. (juveniles being crestless)

Fossilized skin imprints have shown that Lambeosaurus had thin skin with uniform polygonal bumps everywhere except for its belly.

Foot prints have shown that Lambeosaurus traveled in herds, moving on its hind limbs, dropping to all fours to feed. It was a quick animal, which was probably one of its only defence against carnivores, as it was otherwise defenceless.




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