Prodeinodon

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Prodeinodon
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Genus: Prodeinodon
Osborn, 1924
Species
  • P. mongoliensis Osborn, 1924 (type)
  • P. kwangshiensis Hou et al., 1975
  • "P. tibetensis" nomen nudum

Prodeinodon (meaning "Before Deinodon") is a dubious genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian to Aptian stages) of China and Mongolia. Three species have been identified, all three known only from tooth fragments showing no diagnostic features, making them difficult to classify, though they may belong to a carnosaur.

The type species, P. mongoliensis, was described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1924. A second species, P. kwangshiensis, was named in 1975. "P. tibetensis" has not been formally described.

References[edit]

  • Lambert D (1993). The Ultimate Dinosaur Book. Dorling Kindersley, New York, 180. ISBN 1-56458-304-X.