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Urbacodon

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Urbacodon is known only from a left dentary (the bone of the lower jaw that bears the teeth), which contained 32 unserrated teeth. Its name comes from 'URBAC', the acronym for international joint expeditions to the Kyzylkum Desert.

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Pronounced
urb-ah-ko-don
Meaning of name
URBAC tooth
Length
  1m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(95  million years ago)
Found in
Uzbekistan

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Urbacodon
Named by
Averianov and Sues (2007)
Type species
itemirensis