Uteodon

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Uteodon
Temporal range: Upper Jurassic
Camptosaurus aphanoecetes - IMG 0673.jpg
Skeleton at the Carnegie Museum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Clade: Ornithopoda
Clade: Styracosterna
Genus: Uteodon
McDonald, 2011
Species
  • U. aphanoecetes (Carpenter & Wilson, 2008 [originally Camptosaurus aphanoecetes]) (type)
Frontal view of skeleton

Uteodon is a genus of herbivorous iguanodontian dinosaur. It is a basal iguanodontian which lived during the upper Jurassic period in what is now Uintah County, Utah. It is known from the middle of the Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation. This genus was named by Andrew T. McDonald in 2011 and the type species is Uteodon aphanoecetes.[1] U. aphanoecetes was previously referred to as Camptosaurus aphanoecetes, and was first described in 2008 by Carpenter and Wilson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew T. McDonald (2011). "The taxonomy of species assigned to Camptosaurus (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda)". Zootaxa 2783: 52–68. 
  2. ^ Carpenter, K.; Wilson, Y. (2008). "A New Species of Camptosaurus (Ornithopoda: Dinosauria) from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, and a Biomechanical Analysis of Its Forelimb". Annals of Carnegie Museum 76 (4): 227. doi:10.2992/0097-4463(2008)76[227:ANSOCO]2.0.CO;2.  edit