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Dinosaur of the Day #42 - Edmontosaurus



Edmontosaurus is a duck billed dinosaur which lived approximately 66 to 74 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1871 in Alberta, Canada—although that fossil was more than likely named Trachodon cavatus by Edward Cope. However, these bones have since been lost. Officially, the bones of this species were named Edmontosaurus in 1917 by Lawrence Lambe. Its name literally means “Edmonton Lizard.”

Edmontosaurus was a fairly large dinosaur. It was approximately 42 feet long, 10 feet high at the hips and probably weighed around 3 to 4 tons. It is believed to have been an herbivore and probably lived off plant material such as ginkgos, conifers and cycads. It had a toothless beak which would have been perfect for crushing this sort of plant material.

Since its initial discovery, this dinosaur has been found all over North America. This suggests that these dinosaurs were probably nomadic and may have even traveled in large herds for protection from the apex predators of their day.

For many years similar species existed such as Trachodon, Anatosaurus and Anatotitan, but these are now believed to have all been examples of Edmontosaurus.

Rarity: Rare.
Tier: Scavneger.
Health: 5250.
Damage: 1100.
Speed: 107.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Edmontoguanadon.

Greater Stunning Impact.
Strike and Run.
Superiority Strike.
Swap in Stun.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?


Edmontosaurus is very much a specialist dinosaur focusing on stunning the opponent. It has it’s uses but is easily replaced by better hybrid dinosaurs such as Stegoceratops and Paramoloch. If you don’t have those then perhaps it is worth an inclusion but you’ll probably want to replace it once you do.


I bet 1.6 will bring this dino an evolution form.

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I’m hoping so. Some of these not so great dinosaurs could do with a decent hybrid to make it worth the while going after them.


I tried this one when I went down to Badlands as part of my “Team Swap-In”. Wasn’t very good for me. The swap often failed, and the rest of the stats just weren’t good enough to really pack a punch.

I’m hoping for a hybrid though. I think edmonto has potential for one.

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My little brother used it while he was in the S.S. Arcadia map. Edmond (that’s what he named it) sadly got switched out when he got Stegoceratops. For a rare it did well. I also hope it gets a hybrid.

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Congrats on your new baby with iguanadon comin in 1.6

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He is an absolutely wonderful starting Dino in the jungle and boat levels when your first starting he packs quite a wallop but eventually gets phased out. It’s not souch his skills that keep him as an early game Dino it’s the cool down on them.

Which means you need to play him come in use what you can as fast as you can exit out. As stated a nice specialist.

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