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The Dinosaur ABC


A Is For Anatotitan


Vladimir Nikolov

There's a good explanation for how Anatotitan came by its name, which is Greek for "giant duck." First, this dinosaur was huge, measuring about 40 feet from head to tail and weighing over five tons. And second, Anatotitan had a broad, flat bill on the end of its snout, which it used to dig up plants for its lunch and dinner. Anatotitan was a typical hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur, of North America, where it lived about 70 million years ago.

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