Named By: G. S. Paul - 2008.
Synonyms: Iguanodon lakotaensis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda.
Species: D. lakotaensis (type).
Size: Unknown due to lake of remains.
Known locations: USA, South Dakota - Lakota Formation.
Time period: Valanginian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial, incomplete skull.
Originally named as a species of Iguanodon, Dakotadon is so far only known from a partial skull. Like other ornithopods, Dakotadon would have fed upon plants growing at varying heights, adjusting its stance and posture to reach.
- A revised taxonomy of the iguanodont dinosaur genera and species. - Cretaceous Research 29(2):192-216. - G. S. Paul - 2008.