a dubious saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
Surman and Molnar (1990
South Dakota, USA
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(Cope's Giant Duck)
is derived from the Latin "anat" (duck) referring to its broad, flat, duck-like bill , and "Titan", a mythical Greek Giant, referring to its gigantic-ness.
The species epithet
(or specific name), copei
, honors American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope.
The Giant Duck
was discovered in the Hell Creek Formation, north-east of the Black Hills, South Dakota, U.S.A. in 1882.
) is a complete skull and most of a skeleton.
: Late Cretaceous
: 67-66 mya
Est. max. length
: 12 meters
Est. max. hip height
: 4 meters
Est. max. weight
: 6 tons
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(Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae): Implications for Latest Cretaceous Megaherbivore Diversity in North America". PLoS ONE, 6 (9) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025186.
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