|Ability:||Allows players to mount them.|
|Special level:||Dino Derby|
The Parasaurolophus is a large dino in Dino Run. They are orange, biped dinos and are identified by its crest on its head. In Dino Run DX, Parasaurolophus can also be green.
The Parasaurolophus will always appear behind you, and they usually outrun player with no speed upgrades. They can also jump whenever something is in the way (such as small volcanic cones), but most of the time they will jump into the opposite direction after colliding with an obstacle. Like the Stegosaurus and the Triceratops, they can only survive small meteors and die when hit by a larger meteor. It cannot killed by strength boost. however. it can be killed by player after reaching sanctuaries.
The player has the ability to mount the Parasaurolophus by landing onto its back. While mounted, the player is able to control and do a few things such as jumping. However, the player cannot eat critters or collect small eggs on the ground (only when your dino itself touches it), which can be a problem when you're trying to collect milestones.
You can mount the Parasaurolophus for only about ten to fifteen seconds. After the riding duration, it will throw you off and stand still for a couple of seconds. You can mount it again, but it's best not to as the Wall of Doom can catch up into you.
The Parasaurolophus, unlike many dinosaurs and critters, does not have a special level of its own. However, Parasaurolophus appear frequently in levels like Dino Derby.
- Parasaurolophus can't destroy boulders or meteorites, unlike the Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
- If you reach the middle of the screen while mounted on a Parasaurolophus, it will automatically launch you, no matter how long you were riding it.
- The Parasaurolophus was a species of crested Hadrosaurids, or duck-billed dinosaurs, that lived in North America during the Cretaceous Period. They were herbivores that walked both as a biped and a quadruped.
- A family of Parasaurolophuses can be found in the UFO, and appear in different colors.
- After dismounting the Parasaurolophus, it will not move for a moment.
- The scientific name of the Parasaurolophus is Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus.