Height : 2.7 m (8.85 ft)

Length: 12 m (26.3 ft)

Weight : 4.6 tonnes (4.5 tons)

Iguanodon was a vegetarian that lived around 135 to 125 million years ago during the early Cretaceous period.

Like all Ornithischians Iguanodon had a toothless beak for stripping pine needles and other tough vegetation off branches, and lots of teeth in is jaws for chewing it.

Iguanodon had a single 50 / 150 mm (2/4in) long conical spike on each hand that could be used for defence or for digging up roots.

Iguanodon means "Iguana tooth" because its teeth resembled that of a modern Iguana. The first fossils were found in England in 1822. It was named by Gideon A. Mantell in 1925. Fossils have been found in Europe, Africa and the USA.

  • Dinosauria (Dinosaurs)
    • Ornithischia (Bird Hipped)
      • Ornithopoda
        • Iguanodontia (having spiked thumbs)
          • Iguanodon
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