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A large herbivorous ornithiscian dinosaur of the genus Iguanodon of the Cretaceous Period, having a long broad snout with a horny beak, numerous small teeth, and a spike on each thumb.

[New Latin Iguanodōn, genus name : iguana + -odon.]


(Palaeontology) a massive herbivorous long-tailed bipedal dinosaur of the genus Iguanodon, common in Europe and N Africa in Jurassic and Cretaceous times: suborder Ornithopoda (ornithopods)
[C19: New Latin, from iguana + Greek odōn tooth]


(ɪˈgwɑ nəˌdɒn, ɪˈgwæn ə-)

a bipedal, plant-eating dinosaur, of the genus Iguanodon, that inhabited Europe in the early Cretaceous Period.
[< New Latin (1825) < Sp iguan(a) iguana + Greek -odṓn -toothed (see -odont)]
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Noun1.iguanodon - massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tailiguanodon - massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tail; common in Europe and northern Africa; early Cretaceous period
dinosaur - any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
genus Iguanodon - type genus of the Iguanodontidae
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August the twenty-eighth-- the day we saw five live iguanodons in a glade of Maple White Land.
If, as Lord John said, the glade of the iguanodons will remain with us as a dream, then surely the swamp of the pterodactyls will forever be our nightmare.
From the notorious flesh-eating habits of T rex to the vegetarian tastes of iguanodon, dinosaurs had many interesting ways of catching their meals and eating them.
Jamie, whose biggest discovery to date has been the remains of a 132-millionyear-old Iguanodon in a Surrey quarry, says: "We spent quite a long time looking for the right dog.
html) what an Iguanodon looked like than of how the ancestral flower was built.
Volunteers took a month to excavate the iguanodon, which in life would have weighed 4.
FEATURED DINOSAURS | Tyrannosaurus head | Edmontosaurus head | Brachiosaurus head | Baryonyx | Ceolophysis | Velociraptor | Protoceratops | Iguanodon | Euoplocephalus | Oviraptor
This is embedded in the very history of dinosaur fossils, as in Gideon Mantell's historic discovery of the iguanodon, which switched between bipedal and quadrupedal before being, ultimately, classified as both--a complicated history muddied further by early palaeontologists' tendency to throw ambiguous fossil discoveries under the 'iguanodon' banner.
Iguanodon and Other Bird-Footed Dinosaurs: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
a) The following models lease (in addition to the imposition of subrogation): ornithosuchus (1pc), Plateosaurus (1), Plateosaurus excavation area (1), Apatosaurus rearing (1), europasaurus (1) europasaurus of age (1) , Stegosaurus (1), Diplodocus (1), Diplodocus younger (2), Ceratosaurus (1) Pterodactylus airport (1), Allosaurus younger (1), Deinonychus (2), Iguanodon younger resistant ( 1) Iguanodon younger horizontal (1), Iguanodon nest is small with (1), Triceratops (1), T-Rex (1), Pachycephalosaurus (2), Triceratops baby lying (3) Photo Head ( 1) Troodon (3), Stegosaurus baby (1) Velociraptor (1);
Iggy Though not an "object", Iggy, our baby iguanodon model, makes me smile.
Some herbivorous dinosaur remains were also reported: teeth, caudal vertebrae and the distal end of a right femur identified as Iguanodon and teeth of Astrodon (=Pleurocoelus) valdensis (Lapparent and Zbyszewski, 1957; Dantas, 1990; Galton, 1994).