Name: Alocodon ‭(‬furrow tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Al-o-coe-don.
Named By: Richard Anthony Thulborn‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia.
Species: A.‭ ‬kuehnei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Portugal.
Time period: Mid Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Teeth.

       Alocodon is considered to be highly dubious genus of dinosaur since its description is based upon only teeth.‭ ‬In the past the teeth of Alocodon have been interpreted as being both a hypsilophodontid and a thyreophoran,‭ ‬two very different kinds of ornithischian dinosaurs.‭ ‬This is why the genus is considered a nomen dubium,‭ ‬it is simply impossible to identify any further remains to the genus upon only teeth.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Teeth of ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal,‭ ‬with description of a hypsilophodontid‭ (‬Phyllodon henkeli gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭) ‬from the Guimarota lignite,‭ ‬Richard Anthony Thulborn‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.


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