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Hypsilophodon

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Pronounced
hip-sih-LOH-foh-don
Meaning of name
high-ridge tooth
Length
  2.3m
Height
  0.8m
Weight
50kg
Teeth
horny beak, broad, chisel-like teeth
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(125  million years ago)
Found in
England, United Kingdom, Spain

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Hypsilophodontidae, Hypsilophodon
Named by
Huxley (1869)
Type species
foxii