Name: Cumnoria ‭(‬named after Cumnor Hirst‭)‬.
Phonetic: Cum-nor-re-ah.
Named By: Harry Govier Seeley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1888.
Synonyms: Camptosaurus prestwichii.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: C.‭ ‬prestwichii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬3.5‭ ‬meters long for the holotype individual,‭ ‬though fully grown adults were likely larger.
Known locations: England,‭ ‬Oxfordshire‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kimmeridge Clay Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton of a probable juvenile.

       Another European ornithopod that was once described as a species of Camptosaurus,‭ ‬Cumnoria was established as a distinct genus in‭ ‬1888.‭ ‬At three and a half meters long for the first‭ (‬and at the time of writing only‭) ‬individual found,‭ ‬it may be that Cumnoria was a fairly small ornithopod.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬studies of the bones of Cumnoria reveal that this individual was probably juvenile,‭ ‬and still had some growing to do,‭ ‬though an adult size cannot be ascertained without further fossils.‭ ‬Like other dinosaurs of its type,‭ ‬Cumnoria would have been a plant eater,‭ ‬browsing upon low to medium height growing plants.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On Cumnoria,‭ ‬an iguanodont genus founded upon the Iguanodon prestwichi,‭ ‬Hulke.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science‭ ‬57:698.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Harry Govier Seeley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1888.


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