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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Albian
Choyrodon skull.jpg
Holotype skull, drawing and physical reconstruction
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Clade: Hadrosauriformes
Superfamily: Hadrosauroidea
Genus: Choyrodon
C. barsboldi
Binomial name
Choyrodon barsboldi
Gates et al., 2018

Choyrodon is a genus of hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Albian-age Khuren Dukh Formation of Mongolia. The type and only species is Choyrodon barsboldi. The generic name is derived from the city of Choyr, and -odon, from Greek for tooth; the specific name barsboldi honours paleontologist Rinchen Barsbold. The material consists of a holotype partial skull and cervical ribs, with two other partial skulls both with associated postcranial material. It was found to be the sister taxon of Eolambia.[1]

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  1. ^ Terry A. Gates; Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar; Lindsay E. Zanno; Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig; Mahito Watabe (2018). "A new iguanodontian (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia". PeerJ. 6: e5300. doi:10.7717/peerj.5300. PMC 6078070.