Hippodraco

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Hippodraco
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 124Ma
Reconstruction of Hippodraco.jpg
Diagram showing known elements
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Clade: Ornithopoda
Clade: Styracosterna
Genus: Hippodraco
McDonald et al., 2010
Species
  • H. scutodens McDonald et al., 2010 (type)

Hippodraco ("horse" (hippos in Greek) and "dragon" (draco in Latin)) is a genus of herbivorous iguanodontian dinosaur. It is a basal iguanodontian which lived during the Lower Cretaceous period (Upper Barremian-lowermost Aptian age, about 124 million years ago) in what is now Utah, USA. Its type specimen, UMNH VP 20208, is the associated skeleton of a single individual, including a nearly complete skull and partial postcranium. This specimen was recovered from the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah.[1] Hippodraco was named by Andrew T. McDonald, James I. Kirkland, Donald D. DeBlieux, Scott K. Madsen, Jennifer Cavin, Andrew R. C. Milner, and Lukas Panzarin in 2010, and the type species is Hippodraco scutodens.[1]

Life restoration of H. scutodens

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDonald AT, Kirkland JI, DeBlieux DD, Madsen SK, Cavin J, et al. (2010). "New Basal Iguanodonts from the Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah and the Evolution of Thumb-Spiked Dinosaurs.". PLoS ONE 5 (11): e14075. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014075. PMC 2989904. PMID 21124919.