Name: Cedrorestes ‭(‬Cedar Mountain Dweller‭)‬.
Phonetic: See-dro-res-teez.
Named By: D.‭ ‬Gilpin,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬DiCroce‭ &‬ K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Retpitlia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: C.‭ ‬crichtoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Utah‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cedar Mountain Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains,‭ ‬specifically the hip and rear legs.

       Known only from partial remains,‭ ‬Cedrorestes is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in North America during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Cedrorestes has an uncertain classification,‭ ‬not helped by the fact the fossil bones were damaged prior to being fossilised.‭ ‬Some researchers consider Cedrorestes to be in-between an iguanodont and hadrosaur,‭ ‬while some consider it to be one of the most primitive hadrosaurs.
       Cedrorestes means‭ ‘‬Cedar Mountain Dweller‭’ ‬and is a reference to the location of the holotype fossils in the Cedar Mountain Formation.‭ ‬The species name crichtoni is in honour of Michael Chricton,‭ ‬who in the world of dinosaurs is best known for writing the novels Jurassic park and The Lost World‭ (‬not to be confused with the story of the same name written by Arthur Conan Doyle‭) ‬which were later made into motion pictures.
       Cedrorestes would have possibly shared a habitat with other ornithopods such as Iguanacolossus and Hippodraco,‭ ‬nodosaurs such as Gastonia and sauropods like Cedarosaurus.‭ ‬Predatory threats would have primarily come from dromaeosaurs such as Utahraptor and Yurgovuchia.‭ ‬Larger theropod dinosaurs such as Siats and Acrocanthosaurus are also known from the Cedar Mountain Formation but‭ ‬from different members to those that Cedrorestes has been identified in.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A possible new basal hadrosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation of eastern Utah.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Horns and Beaks:‭ ‬Ceratopsian and Ornithopod Dinosaurs‭ ‬79-89.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Gilpin,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬DiCroce,‭ ‬and K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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