Duck-billed dinosaur

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Recently, scientists from Chile have discovered a new species of duck-billed dinosaur in the far south of Chile.

About Duck-billed dinosaur:

  • It is a species of herbivorous dinosaur previously unknown in the southern hemisphere.
  • These were slender-looking dinosaurs, which could easily adopt a bipedal and quadrupedal posture to reach the vegetation at height and ground level.
  • This type of duck-billed dinosaur was common in North America, Asia and Europe during the Cretaceous period.

Key Facts about Cretaceous Period

  • The Cretaceous Period, in geologic time, is the last of the three periods of the Mesozoic Era.
  • The Cretaceous began 145.0 million years ago and ended 66 million years ago.
  • It followed the Jurassic Period and was succeeded by the Paleogene Period.


Q1) What is Mesozoic Era?

The Mesozoic Era is a geological era that spanned from approximately 252 million years ago to 66 million years ago. It is often referred to as the Age of Reptiles or the Age of Dinosaurs. The Mesozoic Era is divided into three major periods: the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.

Source: Remains of new species of duck-billed dinosaur found in Chile