Craspedodon

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Craspedodon
Craspedodon lonzeensis 1.JPG
Fossil tooth
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Cerapoda
Infraorder: ?Ceratopsia
(unranked): ?Neoceratopsia
Genus: Craspedodon
Dollo, 1883
Species
  • Craspedodon lonzeensis

Craspedodon (meaning 'edge tooth') is an extinct genus of ornithischian dinosaur, possibly a ceratopsian. It lived during the Late Cretaceous (Santonian stage, around 85 million years ago), in what is now Belgium. Only a few teeth have ever been found, which were described as similar to those of Iguanodon. Craspedodon lonzeensis, described by Louis Dollo in 1883, is the type species, although it is considered a nomen dubium since it is based on fragmentary material (teeth only). It was long thought to be an iguanodontian, but restudy suggested that it was actually a neoceratopsian, perhaps closer to Ceratopsoidea than Protoceratopsidae. If the reidentification is correct, Craspedodon would be the first neoceratopsian known from Europe.[1]

Teeth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godefroit, Pascal; Lambert, Olivier (2007). "A re-appraisal of Craspedodon lonzeensis Dollo, 1883 from the Upper Cretaceous of Belgium: the first record of a neoceratopsian dinosaur in Europe?". Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre 77: 83–93. 
  • Dollo, L., 1883, "Note sur les restes de dinosauriens rencontrées dans le Crétacé supérieure de la Belgique", Bulletin du Musée royale d' Histoire naturelle de Belgique, 2: 205-221

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