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24 TEXAS ALMANAC 1992-1993
Coelophysis (eight feet long, three feet at hips)
Tenontosaurus (15 feet long)
dying out tens of millions of years before. Leg and pelvis
bones have been found in Texas; other remains are
known from New Mexico, Utah and Montana.
Tyrannosaurus was one of the largest of the two-
legged, meat-eating lizard-hips. It measured 40 feet from
head to tail tip, and its huge skull was lined with serrated
teeth up to seven inches long. Its arms were dispropor-
tionately small, but built for efficient grappling. Texas
has some skull fragments of this dinosaur, known from
most of western North America and from China.
Chasmosaurus, a relatively small, four-legged
horned dinosaur of the plant-eating, bird-hipped clan,
carried a long frill jutting out from the skull and cover-
ing its neck and shoulders. The 17-foot-long, two-and-a-
half-ton dinosaur had a small nose horn and two larger
horns above the brows. Known from fragmentary Texas
material, skeletons of Chasmosaurus have been found
in New Mexico and Alberta, Canada.
Torosaurus was the largest of the horned dinosaur
family. The three-horned skull accounted for nine feet of
its 25-foot overall length. The nine-ton beast ranged from
Montana to Texas, where fragmentary remains authen-
ticate its presence.
Edmontosaurus was one of the largest of the duck-
bills, a family of plant-eating bird-hips. It moved mainly
on its hind legs and had the broad, toothless beak, with
batteries of grinding teeth further back in the jaws,
characteristic of the group. Loose skin around the nose
area could be blown up to help make bellowing calls. It is
best known from Alberta, Canada, and also from frag-
mentary New Jersey and Texas remains.
Hadrosaurus (Kritosaurus), a 30-foot-long, three-ton
duckbill, had a deep, narrow face, a hump in front of the
eyes and a soft frill along the back. Standing some 10 feet
high at the hips, it moved mainly by balancing
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