- Name meaning:
- 'iguana tooth'
- Type of dinosaur:
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.
- Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea
- Named by:
- Boulenger and van Beneden (1881)
- Type species: