Maiasaura definitions

mī'ə-sôr'ə
A herbivorous hadrosaurid dinosaur of the genus Maiasaura of the Cretaceous Period. Remains of fossilized nests and juveniles suggest that the adults cared for their young.
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A duck-billed dinosaur of the genus Maiasaura of the late Cretaceous Period of North America. Its remains suggest that the adults lived in herds and cared for their young in large nesting sites.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Hadrosauridae — large duck-billed dinosaurs of North America that lived in the Campanian period.
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Origin of maiasaura

New Latin Māiasaura good mother lizard, genus name Greek maia good mother mā-2 in Indo-European roots New Latin saura feminine of saurus lizard (from Greek sauros)