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DAKOTADON

a plant-eating styracosternan iguanodont dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of North America.
Pronunciation: da-KO-tuh-don
Meaning: Dakota tooth
Author/s: G.S. Paul (2010)
Synonyms: Iguanodon lakotaensis
First Discovery: Dakota, USA
Chart Position: 539

Dakotadon lakotaensis

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(Dakota tooth from the Lakota Formation)Etymology
Dakotadon is derived from "Dakota" (the State in which its remains were discovered) and the Greek "odon" (tooth)".
The species epithet, lakotaensis, is derived from "Lakota" (for the Lakota Formation) and the Latin "ensis" (from).
Discovery
The remains of Dakotadon were discovered at the Lakota Formation near Sturgis, Lawrence County, South Dakota, by Mr. Dale Rossow while hunting for rattlesnakes! They were stored in his garage until curiosity got the better of him and he contacted Dr. John Willard... who contacted Dr. Morton Green... in an attempt to identify the critter they belonged to.
The holotype (SDSM 8656) is a nearly complete skull.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Barremian
Age range: 135-127 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 6 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 700 Kg
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Weishampel, D. B. and P. R. Bjork (1989) "The first indisputable remains of Iguanodon (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from North America: Iguanodon lakotaensis, sp. nov.".
• Brill, K. and K. Carpenter (2007) "A description of a new ornithopod from the Lytle Member of the Purgatoire Formation (Lower Cretaceous) and a reassessment of the skull of Camptosaurus."
• Norman, D. B. (1998) "On Asian ornithopods (Dinosauria, Ornithischia). 3. A new species of iguanodontid dinosaur".
• Paul, G. S. (2008) "A revised taxonomy of the iguanodont dinosaur genera and species".
• Boyd, C. A. ​ and D. C. Pagnac (2015) "Insight on the anatomy, systematic relationships, and age of the Early Cretaceous ankylopollexian dinosaur Dakotadon lakotaensis".
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Atkinson, L. "DAKOTADON :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 18th Dec 2017.
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