Iguanodon

Iguanodon

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Pronunciation:
ig–WHA–noh–don
Lived:
140–110 million years ago
Size:
up to 10 metres long
Name means:
Iguana tooth
Fossils found in:
Europe, USA and Mongolia
Diet:
herbivore – ate conifers, cycads and other plants
  • I was a huge 10 metres long and there were lots of us around
  • My hands were very useful in helping me munch through the equivalent of 300 bananas a day
  • I had a flexible fifth finger for grasping plants and a thumb spike I could use for defence