Iguanodon

Iguanodon

Pronunciation:
ig-WHA-noh-don
Name meaning:
'iguana tooth'
Iguanodon
euornithopod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
euornithopod
Length:
10.0m
Weight:
4000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
chewing cheek teeth and horny beak
Food:
plant material
How it moved:
on 2 or 4 legs
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 140-110 million years ago
Found in:
Belgium, England, USA

One of the most successful dinosaurs, species of Iguanodon have been found in many parts of the world.

Iguanodon could probably walk on all fours or on 2 legs. It had a large thumb spike, probably to fend off predators. Muscle attachment areas inside its head suggest that it may have had a long tongue.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea
Named by:
Boulenger and van Beneden (1881)
Type species:
bernissartensis

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