Parasauruses (also called Parasaurolophuses) are species of crested dinosaurs which existed during the Stone Age featured in the franchise of The Flintstones.
Parasauruses were large bipedal dinosaurs (although they could walk on all fours when used as automobiles) with stair-like ridges on their backs, crested heads and beak-like mouths, making their heads resemble those of a pterodactyl.
They rarely saw much use compared to most other dinosaurs and were not as commonly seen, however at least two were used as a car and a bus in I Yabba-Dabba Do! and one as a snow plow in A Flintstones Christmas Carol. They were also edible and their meat could be braised and served at weddings.
- Parasauruses were only called by their scientific name "Parasaurolophus" in educational material.