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Tenontosaurus

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Pronounced
ten-ON-toe-sore-us
Meaning of name
sinew lizard
Length
  7m
Height
  2.5m
Weight
900kg
Teeth
beak and chopping teeth
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 4 legs
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(120 - 110 million years ago)
Found in
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Tenontosaurus
Named by
Ostrom (1970)
Type species
tillettorum