-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Corythosaurus - Dinosaur with the Crest

Who Is Corythosaurus?

Corythosaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period, about 65 to 98 million years ago. Corythosaurus was a large plant-eating dinosaur. An adult Corythosaurus grew to about 30 feet (9 meters) in length. The tail of a Corythosaurus flattened from side to side. It was long, heavy and probably weighted three to five tons. Its hands were similar to paddles. The Corythosaurus skeleton suggests that this dino walked on two legs and used its tail for balance.

Corythosaurus' Crest

Corythosaurus got its name because the crest on the top of its head has the same shape as helmets worn by Corinthian soldiers, who fought in wars in Ancient Greece. Inside the crest there was a bunch of tubes running from the nose to the back of the throat. These tubes might have been used to make sounds like a foghorn. The crest, which is a mystery, might have been used as a mating symbol, a snorkel or even an air tank.

Corythosaurus' Skin Issues

The skin of most dinosaurs might look like a scaly reptile but Corythosaurus had pretty bad skin. Scientists believe it was covered in pebbly bumps. Larger bumps, called tubercles, covered the stomach. Boots and luggage made from this dino's skin would not have been a big seller.

Corythosaurus Fossils

Fossils of the Corythosaurus have been found from the Canadian province of Alberta to Montana in the US. Barnum Brown discovered the first Corythosaurus fossil in 1914. Barnum thought this dino was a swimmer because he said if you place the skeleton in a horizontal position, it looks like it is swimming. Of course,chances are that Corythosaurus just died in this position. Better reasons to believe Corythosaurus might have been a swimmer are its paddle-like hands and the crest on its head, if it really was used as a snorkel or air tank.

Related Stories:

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

Related Stories

F989512594078

What Dinos Would You Mix?

  • T-Rex and Triceratops.
  • Apatosaurus and Velociraptor.
  • Brachiosaurus and Stegosaurus.
  • Corythosaurus and Archaeopteryx.

Random In The Forums

bgirlmattyb
bgirlmattyb posted in General:
give me $5k and i won't use it to  buy a gallon of bleach , thats how much there selling for now after people didn't listen to Sweatshirt thats totally not by jacob sartorius
reply 21 minutes
BookWorm86
BookWorm86 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart well Shawn's thread post is gone bc I reported it thank GOD!!! Ugh!! :abgry
reply 24 minutes
BookWorm86
BookWorm86 posted in General:
I hate Zara Larsson! ✌️
reply 37 minutes
rainbowpoptart
"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "KingShawn13" wrote: Really? I feel like your taking this whole feminazi thing too far. You don't see the boys on this website getting all riled up by the male bashing that's been going on in recent years. It's because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Even if I was trying to be offensive and offend people (which I wasn't) I'm allowed to do that because in America we have this thing called freedom of speech. Freedom of speech because your SUPPOSED TO SAY THINGS THAT ARE NICE  Well, actually, no. Although I dislike people saying rude things to one another, freedom of speech allows it. The only things freedom of speech does not allow are harmful things such as death threats, which Shawn's post wasn't even remotely close to. I also wouldn't personally consider his post "rude" either, but hey, that's just me.
reply about 1 hour
rainbowpoptart
"KingShawn13" wrote: If you went back to my original post you would know I was making a joke. Even rainbowpoptart knew I was kidding. Jeez it's not that serious. It was a joke. And not even a very offensive joke at that. Of course I knew you were joking. I can read, can't I? What I find hilarious, though, is that people think I wasn't. I thought I made it pretty clear that I wasn't being serious. Am I seriously that good a troll? Your joke was nowhere near offensive. That stereotype is one I find very funny. The only people I know who believe women belong in the kitchen are members of the old-fashioned, Southern-half of my family. But even they don't expect it, they just think it. It's dying out; no one really cares if a woman stays at home and cooks or not. The fact that the radical feminists think that all men still feel this way is very amusing.
reply about 2 hours